12 June 1980: Death of Billy Butlin, Holiday Camp Founder

William Heygate Edmund Colborne Butlin (known as Billy) was born on 29 September 1899 in Cape Town, Cape Colony. He was the elder son of William Butlin and Bertha Hill who had emigrated from England soon after their marriage. Butlin’s parents came from different social backgrounds and when the marriage failed Bertha returned to her family in Bristol with her two sons. Read the full biography page of Billy Butlin.

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