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Caption for Ingoldmells, The Theatre, Butlin's Holiday Camp C1955: 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 Art Deco theatre, now part of Fantasy Island and mutilated and virtually unrecognisable.

Memories of Ingoldmells

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 (...Read full memory)

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.

This is the pathway to the cottage, my grandparents - the Wilsons, and aunt and uncle lived in. It used to be a farmhouse, but was split into two attached dwellings. On the left, there was a snack bar, and I spent many an hour helping my aunt plate up' full english breakfasts' in the late 50's early 60's. There (...Read full memory)

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