BUTLINS BEACHCOMBER BARS

I well-remember the scenic display in the Beachcomber Bar at Butlins Skegness, during the many times I visited there during my 1973 and 74 seasons as a Redcoat.

Every 15 minutes there would be a tropical storm, with thunder, lightning, a volcano erupting, and a torrential downpour, which caused the crocodiles to move.

This prompted me to research which other camps had a similar display, and so here are the results of my findings. Enjoy!

Happy Days. “A.J” Marriot – web-host.

SKEGNESS

Butlins Beachcomber postcards SKEGNESS 1 at Redcoats Reunited

Butlins Beachcomber postcards SKEGNESS 2 at Redcoats Reunited

Butlins Beachcomber postcards SKEGNESS 4 at Redcoats Reunited
Butlins Beachcomber postcards SKEGNESS 2 at Redcoats Reunited



BUTLINS SKEGNESS - Beachcomber Bar 1964
Includes the Tropical Storm in action (at 2.20mins.)


AYR

Butlins Beachcomber postcards AYR at Redcoats Reunited 1

Butlins Beachcomber postcards AYR at Redcoats Reunited 2

Butlins Beachcomber postcards AYR at Redcoats Reunited 3
Butlins Beachcomber postcards AYR at Redcoats Reunited 4
Butlins Beachcomber postcards AYR at Redcoats Reunited 5






In the postcard at left, note the stage in the middle of the
picture, 
and a band playing.

And in the picture above, the stage and band have been
photographed
from a different part of the bar.



BUTLINS BARRY ISLAND had a Beachcomber Bar when it opened but,
sadly, it was destroyed by fire within two years, and never rebuilt.

BOGNOR REGIS

Butlins Beachcomber postcards BOGNOR at Redcoats Reunited 1

Butlins Beachcomber postcards BOGNOR at Redcoats Reunited 2

Butlins Beachcomber postcards BOGNOR at Redcoats Reunited 3
Butlins Beachcomber postcards BOGNOR at Redcoats Reunited 4
Butlins Beachcomber postcards BOGNOR at Redcoats Reunited 5




FILEY

Butlins Beachcomber postcards FILEY at Redcoats Reunited 1

Butlins Beachcomber postcards FILEY at Redcoats Reunited 2

The Tropical Storm scene in the bar area
The stage, with a group playing for customers in the restaurant.



MINEHEAD

Butlins Beachcomber postcards Minehead at Redcoats Reunited 1

Butlins Beachcomber postcards Minehead at Redcoats Reunited 2

Butlins Beachcomber postcards Minehead at Redcoats Reunited 3

Butlins Beachcomber postcards Minehead at Redcoats Reunited 4



CLACTON

Butlins South Seas Bar postcards CLACTON 1 at Redcoats Reunited

Butlins South Seas Bar postcards CLACTON 2 at Redcoats Reunited

No Beachcomber Bar at Clacton. Their compromise was the South Sea(s) Bar.
No Tropical Storm. Instead, you could watch the swimmers, through the poolside windows.

Butlins South Seas Bar postcards CLACTON 3 at Redcoats Reunited

Butlins South Seas Bar postcards CLACTON 4 at Redcoats Reunited


We are sincerely grateful to the John Hinde photographers who took these pictures,
and preserved them as windows to the past.

More Postcard views

FILEY outdoor

CLACTON

MINEHEAD

PWLLHELI

If you have postcards views of ANY
BUTLINS CAMP, please send them in.
BUT: please don't lift scans from other websites


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