Ingoldmells, The Hotel, Butlin's Holiday Camp c.1955
Photo ref: I47026
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Before you reach Ingoldmells, north of Skegness, you pass one of Butlins' largest holiday camps. Indeed, it was Billy Butlin's very first one, opened in 1936 and the first in the country. In this view we see the rather good Art Deco 'Butlins Ingoldmells Hotel', now brutally changed. The central stone-faced pavilion has now been lowered and clad in profiled metal sheeting, while the ground floor openings have been infilled. To complete the aesthetic devastation, the whole thing has been painted pale grey except for a band of brickwork.

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A Selection of Memories from Ingoldmells

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I remember coming here one rainy day with Mum and Dad to see Cliff Richard in "Summer Holiday" I came out singing and from then on when we set off to go to Ingoldmells for our yearly holiday we all used to sing "summer holiday" in the car, a black Ford Prefect! It took all day to get there! good days
The building on the right was a cafe and had a jukebox where, the local teenages used to go and listen to the latest releases. Of course, in those days, we were not supposed to go there, but times they were a changing.
When the cinema opened, the local school children were walked up Sea Lane to see the first film. It was Cockleshell Heros....
I lived in the prefab you can see on the right of this photograph, 4 Windsor Crescent, and moved there when I was one years old. I loved living there and have many happy memories. Already the council houses were being built behind.. and the one you can see, the Barkers lived in..... He was a builder and the three children were Ian and twins, Barry and Barbara. The Pimpertons were the owners of the post office and ...see more