Butlins

Blackpool Issue Title Pathe Pictorial Goes To The Seaside

Blackpool Issue Title Pathe Pictorial Goes To The Seaside (1947)

Good footage of holidaymakers having fun at a packed out Blackpool.

Top Of The Tower AKA GPO Tower

Top Of The Tower AKA GPO Tower (1967)

Fantastic story showing the famous revolving restaurant of the GPO (now BT) Tower in its heyday.

The Twister

The Twister (1966)

A new game, The Twister, is demonstrated by teenage couples at a Butlin's Holiday Camp.

The Gas Council Presents  - The Four Seasons

The Gas Council Presents - The Four Seasons (1962)

Fabulous film showing domestic bliss achieved by installation of new gas appliances!

Synchronised Swimming

Synchronised Swimming (1965)

Synchronised swimmers perform a routine at Butlin's Holiday Camp.

Sun Signs

Sun Signs (1962)

An item about a quirky new craze at Butlin's - sun tattoos!

Summer Ski-Craze

Summer Ski-Craze (1965)

Toboggans on a dry ski slope, skiing lessons at Butlin's and stunts on water-skis.

String Pulling

String Pulling (1965)

Roger Stevenson introduces Butlin's holiday makers to some of his fab puppets.

Spaghetti Race AKA Eating Spaghetti Race

Spaghetti Race AKA Eating Spaghetti Race (1960)

Fast and furious macaroni eating race at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Clacton, Essex.

Spaceball

Spaceball (1964)

A new game is demonstrated at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Clacton.

Snooker Trick Shots

Snooker Trick Shots (1961)

John Pulman demonstrates some of his trick shots in a holiday camp snooker hall.

Slim Jim

Slim Jim (1961)

Large and slim men fit into cut out shapes in a competition at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton in Essex.

"Scootaboat Polo" (1932)

Strange game - like water polo, only in boats.

Royal Scot

Royal Scot (1963)

The Royal Scot locomotive reaches its final destination - Butlin's in Skegness.

Pram Race

Pram Race (1958)

A story about a race where adults are pushed around a course in prams at Butlin's in Clacton.

Postures

Postures (1963)

Great story showing that how a woman sits reveals much about her personality.

Pony Games

Pony Games (1967)

The Pony Club Mounted Games are held at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Essex.

Trampoline Story

Trampoline Story (1959)

Bouncing and silly business on the Butlin's trampoline.

Underwater Party

Underwater Party (1962)

Bognor Sub -Aqua Club have an underwater tea party.

Water Sprites

Water Sprites (1933)

Tourists enjoy fun and frolics at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Staggered Holidays - Trailer

Staggered Holidays - Trailer (1948)

A short trailer film encouraging people to stagger their holidays.

School For Landladies

School For Landladies (1948)

Landladies in Hastings learn about cookery. East Sussex.

Queen In Wales

Queen In Wales (1963)

Queen Elizabeth II visits various places in Wales including Ffestiniog and Pwllheli.

He's Sir Billy Now

He's Sir Billy Now (1964)

Holiday Camp king Sir Billy Butlin is knighted at Buckingham Palace.

Grandma Must Be Glamorous

Grandma Must Be Glamorous (1958)

Billy Butlin stages a Glamorous Grannie competition.

Glamorous Grandmother Contest Final

Glamorous Grandmother Contest Final (1961)

Glamorous Granny Beauty Contest final, Bognor Regis, Sussex.

Underwater Twist

Underwater Twist (1963)

Brilliant! Doing the twist underwater in the Butlin's swimming pool!

The Beachcomber Bar

The Beachcomber Bar (1964)

Wonderful stuff of a "hula hula" contest at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Skegness.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 618 - Reel 2 Of 2 - Children's Zoo And Fibre Glass Menagerie

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 618 - Reel 2 Of 2 - Children's Zoo And Fibre Glass Menagerie (1966)

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 618.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 512 - Beachcomber Bar, Dymchurch Pirates, Water Postman

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 512 - Beachcomber Bar, Dymchurch Pirates, Water Postman (1964)

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for story featured in CP 512.

Full View Pool AKA Butlin's Swimming Pool At Bognor

Full View Pool AKA Butlin's Swimming Pool At Bognor (1961)

At Butlin's parents can watch their children swim through glass panels at the bottom of the pool.

Fairground And Boating Lake

Fairground And Boating Lake (1972)

Fun at a boating lake and fairground.

Chair Lift

Chair Lift (1959)

A young woman admires the scenic views from the new chair lift at Butlin's, Ayrshire.

Butlin In South Africa - Unedited Material Reel 8 - 10

Butlin In South Africa - Unedited Material Reel 8 - 10 (1961)

Lots of unedited material showing Butlin and his wife on holiday in South Africa. c 1961

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 303 - Spaghetti Eating Race

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 303 - Spaghetti Eating Race (1960)

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 303.

Wild West Bar

Wild West Bar (1966)

The Wild West comes to Essex - an American saloon at a Clacton holiday camp.

Polystyrene

Polystyrene (1965)

New featherweight material polystyrene, being used for sculpture & jigsaws, London & Clacton in Essex.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 641 - Pony Games, Baby Animals And Power Craft Racing

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 641 - Pony Games, Baby Animals And Power Craft Racing (1967)

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 641.

Chair-Lift At Butlin's Holiday Camp

Chair-Lift At Butlin's Holiday Camp (1963)

Scenes from a Butlin's holiday camp.

Chopsticks Competition

Chopsticks Competition (1962)

A crazy Butlin's competition shows contestants trying to eat Chinese food very quickly with chopsticks.

Clacton Carnival

Clacton Carnival (1967)

Item showing the preparations and procession of a carnival at Butlin's in Clacton.

Crazy Gala

Crazy Gala (1960)

Fun and jolly japes in the Campers' Pool at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Clacton, Essex.

Cuts / Out Takes For Cp 526 - Polystyrene, Motorway Machines

Cuts / Out Takes For Cp 526 - Polystyrene, Motorway Machines (1965)

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 526.

Cuts / Out Takes For Cp 517 - Reel 1 Of 2 - Aquaplaning, Duo-Peds And Sewing Machines

Cuts / Out Takes For Cp 517 - Reel 1 Of 2 - Aquaplaning, Duo-Peds And Sewing Machines (1964)

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 517.

Coco The Clown

Coco The Clown (1966)

Coco the clown applies his make-up and dons his gold suit to go and entertain the children.

Clergy Conference

Clergy Conference (1961)

Brilliant story of parsons at play at a Butlin's Holiday Camp during a clerical conference.

Chopsticks' Dance

Chopsticks' Dance (1960)

Brilliant Philippine-inspired dancing at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Margate, Kent.

Chariot Racing AKA Chariot Games

Chariot Racing AKA Chariot Games (1960)

Comedy Roman chariot racing at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Filey, Yorkshire.

Camp Photographer

Camp Photographer (1961)

Official Butlin's Photographers give advice to amateur photographers while snapping buxom babes.

Butlin's Holiday Magazine No. 1

Butlin's Holiday Magazine No. 1 (1950)

Great Butlin's footage - hula girls, a limbo contest, glamour girls, a collection of model stagecoaches (!)

Bikini Competition

Bikini Competition (1961)

Fabulous story shows girls making bikinis from tea towels and modelling them in a competition at Butlin's.

Beauty Queen Dressmaker

Beauty Queen Dressmaker (1965)

Jackie Kelk enters a beauty contest then makes a frock for the winner Tracey Ingram.

Beautiful Eyes

Beautiful Eyes (1958)

A contest at a holiday camp to judge who has the most beautiful eyes.

All-In Regatta

All-In Regatta (1960)

Weekly comedy regatta on a hot summer's day at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Clacton, Essex.

Duo-Peds

Duo-Peds (1964)

Groovy new invention - the Duoped - may replace roller-skates some day? Don't think so!

Egg-Breaking

Egg-Breaking (1962)

Operation "Big Breakfast" - great egg breaking and frying to feed thousands of people breakfast.

Fibre Glass Menagerie

Fibre Glass Menagerie (1966)

Fibreglass figures of animals are made and put in place in Butlin's Holiday Camp, Skegness.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 582 - Wild West Bar, Wedgewood Pottery

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 582 - Wild West Bar, Wedgewood Pottery (1966)

Out takes ( rushes, cuts ) for stories in CP 582.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 571 - Feeding Time, Farm Power  AKA Royal Show  And String Pulling

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 571 - Feeding Time, Farm Power AKA Royal Show And String Pulling (1965)

Out takes ( rushes, cuts ) for stories in CP 571.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 563 - Monorail, Vintage Fire Brigade, Modern Fire Fighters And Clovelly

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 563 - Monorail, Vintage Fire Brigade, Modern Fire Fighters And Clovelly (1965)

Out takes ( rushes, cuts ) for stories in CP 563.

Monorail

Monorail (1965)

A new monorail is built in a factory then seen in action at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Skegness.

Junior Table Tennis

Junior Table Tennis (1960)

Children and teenagers play table tennis at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 305 - Reel 1 Of 2 - Boy Farmer, Vintage Motorcycles And Junior Table Tennis

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 305 - Reel 1 Of 2 - Boy Farmer, Vintage Motorcycles And Junior Table Tennis (1960)

Out takes (cuts, rushes) for stories featured in CP 305.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 296 - Crazy Gala

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 296 - Crazy Gala (1960)

Out takes (cuts, rushes) for story featured in CP 296.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 297 - Chariot Games And Water Safety

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 297 - Chariot Games And Water Safety (1960)

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 297.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 299 - Chopsticks' Dance

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 299 - Chopsticks' Dance (1960)

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for "Chopsticks' Dance" story in CP 299.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 316 - Skis For Export, Slim Jim And Elizabethan Dinner

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 316 - Skis For Export, Slim Jim And Elizabethan Dinner (1961)

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for the stories featured in CP 316.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 343 - Clergy Conference, Archery And Vintage Car Auction

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 343 - Clergy Conference, Archery And Vintage Car Auction (1961)

Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 343.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 396 - Sun Signs, Sweepers At Ascot And Pig Swing

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 396 - Sun Signs, Sweepers At Ascot And Pig Swing (1962)

Cuts (rushes, out takes) for stories featured in CP 396.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 408 - Chopsticks Competition, Broads Holiday, Knife-Throwing And Away From It All

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 408 - Chopsticks Competition, Broads Holiday, Knife-Throwing And Away From It All (1962)

Out takes (cuts, rushes) for stories featured in CP 408.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 559 - Reel 1 Of 2 - Nuns At Work, Army Motorcycle Display AKA R.A. Motor Bike Display

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 559 - Reel 1 Of 2 - Nuns At Work, Army Motorcycle Display AKA R.A. Motor Bike Display (1965)

Out takes (cuts, rushes) for stories featured in CP 559.

Indoor Bowls

Indoor Bowls (1960)

An indoor bowling green at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

Focus On Children

Focus On Children (1959)

Children at a holiday camp in Kent enjoy games and competitions.

Army Motorcycle Display AKA R.A. Motor Bike Display

Army Motorcycle Display AKA R.A. Motor Bike Display (1965)

Display of motorcycling skills by the Royal Artillery at Butlin's in Bognor.