California In England Holiday Camp - a Memory of Wokingham.
I have fond memories of holidays at California in England from the early sixties. I spend my holidays there with my parents over four years from 1963 to 1966. It was a great holiday and as a young boy there was a lot to do. The glass floored ballroom was amazing ,made, it is rumoured, from glass that came from the old Crystal Palace in London.
There was swimming in the lake, boating, fishing, games and competitions. It was a bit like Hi-de-Hi really but more organised.
Sadly the main building was destroyed by fire in 1976 and nothing of the original camp remains. However, it is still a holiday resort as California Country Park so the name lives on.
A memory shared by on Aug 24th, 2011. Send Peter Jaques a message
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