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> Butlins - Ayrshire, Holidays
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stratson
post 30th Jun 2008, 07:42pm
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Butlins is now called CRAIG TARA. smile.gif


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post 26th Jul 2008, 12:52am
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this is now run by haven and most are caravans as this is where my brother wes put to rest at his best place he had great fun with his close knit family at a small grave at the top of electric brae and some at the bottom and the family still go a big group of them a was never invited as a didnt drink ,,,, a think they though a would have sulked and got me all wrong totally as a still love a laugh and a joke their loss no mine wub.gif but com see com sa


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post 26th Jul 2008, 01:29am
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I went to Butlins in Ayre when i was about 3/4 years old ( about 40 yrs ago) and i am trying to remember the name of the kids club i was a member of, i got a birthday card every year and i think i got a Christmas card as well, i also had a heart shaped badge with my name on it. I think the mascot was a bear, and i knew i was nearly at Butlins when i could see the big giant, oh the good old days when the summers were always warm and sunny and you hadn't a care in the world. maxine (crazykid)
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post 10th Aug 2008, 08:50pm
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I REMEMBER A MONDAY TO FRIDAY DEAL WE WENT TO IN THE MID 80 S AS WE DIDNT REALLY HAVE A LOT OF MONEY WE DIDNT HAVE HOLIDAYS REALLY MY SELF, LATE HUSBAND AND TWO DAUGHTERS , HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME , ONE OF THE FEW HOLIDAYS WE HAD AS A FAMILY
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post 10th Aug 2008, 08:53pm
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welcome to the boards Mo hope you enjoy them laugh.gif


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post 5th Jul 2010, 11:08pm
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i remember my papa had a caravan in arran view gd laugh , busbys the 'dancing lol' harliquins , stewartball room , castaways the piazza, showboat for the older ones lol member been barred from aw the amusments for tryn to get money out the machines , had a job in the parade lol a was 10 lol , buffulo buffs , member a couldnt be bothered walkin up to the caravan coz it was away up the hill so decided to go on the chair lifts and jump off at the top lol broke my ankle haha . the swimming , fair, beach , gd laugh lol
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post 5th Jul 2010, 11:22pm
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Aw naw, TeeHee's no gonni tell us aboot ... rolleyes.gif
... Yes he is.
Butlin's in Ayr was where I watched my sister's team "Westthorn United" qualify to represent SCOTLAND's first ever Ladies International Football Team in a Billy Butlin/Hughie Green-Opportunity Knocks, joint-sponsored International match to be played against ENGLAND (Fodden Motors) in Bellvue Park, Manchester.

Sad to say the lassies got cuffed ... following year as well by the same team.
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post 8th Sep 2010, 08:26am
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I USED TO LIVE ON BUTLINS CAMP AYR WHEN I WAS A CHILD WITH MY GRANDPARENTS WE LIVED IN THE HEADS OF AYR HOTEL FOR MANY YEARS WINTER AND SUMMER, I HAVE SOME VERY HAPPY MEMORIES, I ALSO ATTENDED THE LOCAL INFANT SCHOOL, AROUND 1963, MY GRANDAD WAS JACK AND MY GRANDMOTHER DORATHY. IS THERE ANYONE WHO WORKED AT BUTLINS WHO MAY REMEMBER US.
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post 9th Sep 2010, 12:55am
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Never been to a Butlins camp but my first time in a Club Med years ago made me wonder if Butlins was the same as C/M.
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post 10th Sep 2010, 01:01am
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QUOTE (Isobel @ 30th Jun 2008, 08:37pm) *
I remember a holiday many years ago in the Butlin 's in Ayr. A bunch of us went as young teenagers Loved the holiday but the camp was the pits .We were in accommodation like barracks , bunk beds as uncomfortable as hell. I honestly think it was army barracks. I guess it would be quite different now, but our experience was awful.



Well the camp was actually built by Butlin for the Navy during the war as HMS Scotia a Navy training camp so you are pretty much on the ball there! laugh.gif
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post 10th Sep 2010, 01:05am
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It was called the Beaver Club. We used to go there in the 50's. It was a brilliant holiday for kids and families with kids. A holiday for mum. the redcoats used to patrol up and down watching the children when mums and dads went out. We also went to Skegness but remember my mum saying Ayr was best
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post 14th Sep 2010, 02:06am
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Went to Butlins Ayr for a week in the summer of '61, with a couple of friends. Had a great time, but the thing I remember most was dancing to the fantastic house band every night, a new up and coming group called Brian Poole and the Tremeloes.
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