Skegness, Walsh's Holiday Camp c.1955

Skegness, Walsh's Holiday Camp c.1955

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Memories of Skegness

I'm Writing A Book About The Camp

Hello, I grew up on the Camp (and worked there) as did my mother before me. My family worked on the camp for 56 years until it was finally destroyed. I would love to hear from anyone who worked on the Camp as ...Read full memory

Holiday

Hi. . . I also recall my time in the camp, I think it was around 57/58. I remember waving to my mum, crying as the bus pulled away. I went with my sister, 3 weeks was going to be a long time. I also recall the awful camel coats ...Read full memory

A memory of Skegness by Irene Mercer

Remembering My Best Friend, Andy Gardiner

While studying at Westminster Technical College, Hotel School just off Victoria Street in London I became good friends with Andy Gardiner whose parents ran a small hotel, probably one of these pictured ...Read full memory

A memory of Skegness by Dylan Rivis

Butlins Staff 1976 `77

I had lost my son in a road accident and my marriage broke up. I was a qualified nurse and applied for the post of nurse at Butlins in 1976 (it was very hot that summer). I was the night nurse for two seasons. I met my ...Read full memory

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History

Caravan camps have become much more sophisticated since the 1950s, but they also had lots of fun in those days, you can be sure of that! Walsh's Camp at Roman Bank is pictured here against the background of the Winthorpe housing estate; it is still there, but it has been updated and has many more caravans.

This is an excerpt from Skegness Town and City Memories, by Winston Kime