Thursday, 8 December 2011

Butlins Booty

These unopened drinks coasters were an amazing junk shop find. I love the 'look' and 'feel' of the photos, real retro halcyon days, complete with monorail and grotto!

They also feature a few Fibreglass friends,which i've written about before here:

Whilst we never actually stayed at Butlins I do have memories of childhood day visits to the Butlins in Bognor Regis. The highlight for me was the boating lake which had two small islands in it which were chock full of crazy fibreglass creatures including a huge lumberjack man about 20 feet high complete with giant axe.
(I discovered years later that in america these figures are called 'Muffler Men' as they are usually holding exhaust pipes and stand next to roadside garages)

The boating lake is now long gone and buried underneath their extended car park.

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