THE NATION’S HOST: BUTLIN’S AND THE STORY OF THE BRITISH SEASIDE.

ButlinsOfficialHistory[Book: Kathryn Ferry – 2016 – 20x25cm – 324 Pages – Many B&W and colour photos]. “Eighty years ago Billy Butlin changed the face of British holidays. His aim was to make the British seaside break accessible to all. He wanted to create a place of colour and happiness where quality activities and entertainment would be provided so that families could really enjoy their time together. So, in 1936, Billy bought a plot of land in Skegness, where the resort still stands today, and set about making this dream come true. Butlin’s resorts sprang up all over the country. At one point there was a total of nine resorts, seven hotels, and even a Butlin’s in the Bahamas. To celebrate their eightieth anniversary Butlin’s has collaborated with seaside historian Kathryn Ferry to write the official history, giving her unique access to the Butlin’s Heritage Collection archives.” Chapter Points: Foreword (by Jacquie Butlin); Billy Butlin And The Seaside Holiday; Camping Deluxe; Jollidays Are Here Again; One Million People Can’t Be Wrong; Holiday Villages By The Sea; You Make New Friends At Butlin’s; All For Fun, Fun For All; Butlin’s Holiday Pie; No Standing Still At Butlin’s; Twenty-First-Century Butlin’s; Further Reading; Index; Acknowledgements. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.