Very British! ~ Memorable Images 39
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Kings of the Castle in the summer of 1945, resorts such as Blackpool were full of war-weary Britons looking for some resat and relaxation. After years of digging for victory it was good just to dig for fun.
Great british Piers

In the 1930s, for those who could afford a week's holiday, the seaside beckoned, and holiday camps dotted the coast - about a hundred by the end of the decade. The biggest, run by Butlins, opened in Skegness in 1936 and Clacton-on-Sea in 1938. Each chalet had its own electricity and cold running water, and entertainment was provided whatever the waether. Billy Butlin had built up a string of amusement sites, including, in 1928, the first Dodgem cars in Britain.

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