John's Memories of Butlins

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Welcome to John Hopper Photos

I wanted to send my thanks to John and his wife for allowing me to share their wonderful photos on this website. He has sent me some amazing photos that show you another time in Butlins, which is just as important today. I am very lucky to see these before I uploaded them and to witness another side of Butlin's through John's eyes.

These are truly amazing to see and a great way to celebrate the name we all love. There is a great deal of history here and it's amazing to see.  The photos you see here is John with his wife on the beach at Butlin's Bognor Regis.

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Aqua Splash

2002 Bognor Regis

Aqua Splash swimming pool

Aquaspash

2002 Bognor Regis

Aquasplash swimming pool

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2002 Bognor Regis

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Center stage

2003 Bognor Regis

Centre Stage

Aquaspash

Red 2007

What used to be the old Manhattan as I know you remember.

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Centre stage 2017

An amazing memory created by Butlin's

Aqua Splash

Centre stage 2016

Aqua Splash swimming pool

Aquaspash

2018 Bognor Regis

Centre stage,  another 80's weekend with my friends I'm in the skeletor outfit 😅

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2001 Bognor Regis

These were used for gaining entry from the town and sometimes for the venues.

Aqua Splash

2002 Bognor Regis

The passes were changed with lettering in the box. Note the important part in the top left hand corner, showing "UK Soul Explosion" making this pass as one of a kind design for this special event.

Aquaspash

2002 Bognor Regis

The colours would change on the passes as well as the letters. This stopped previous weeks gaining entry. These are no longer used as the door key card is used as a means to gain entry to the resort.

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2001 Bognor Regis

It would never be the same if Crazy Golf was missing and what it is. 

Aqua Splash

Butlins 2007

Another era of Butlins that is no more is "Kids Love it". This was before the changes made in today's Butlins.

Aquaspash

The resort maps

This map is very important as it does not show you the hotels or the new swimming pool

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Mark Banks Comments about these photos

Below are my notes on key areas of interest that I had found on these photos. 

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The Big Slide

This pool is or in the process of being knocked down (unless they have changed their minds). Zoomed in, you can see the big slide that is featured on the postcards. The pool was known Aquasplash during the holiday worlds and then Splash when it all changed in 1999.

The Master Blaster

I am unsure if this name remains, however the boat slides were added in Minehead in 1999 when the new "Splash" pool opened. They are a great idea, sit on the boat and off you go....yippee. This photo was taken from Bognor Regis.

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Some area's of old Butlin's remained

The seats and tables have hardly been changed over the many years in Butlin's. Johns photo here is from Centre stage in 2003. I believe they might have been replaced or fixed but the design has stayed the same for many years

Guest Passes

These were given to customers who wanted gain entry back into the resort. When returning back from town, you simply showed this to the secuirty and access was granted. Today, they use wrist bands to do the same. The cards, like the wrist bands, have different codes and colours to stop reproduction. 

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A classic arcade game that remains today in Butlin's

I remember this arcade game well and loved every moment of it. I was so glad so see this photo and to see the game in Skegness Butlins in 2020. You shoot the gun (no bullets) and aim for the target. The item would respond, the squirting water was the best one :)

A very important map!

This area is no more and was replaced by a hotel. This map shows you the outside swimming pool with the building that was knocked down quite some time ago. A great and important share. 

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