Harry John Butlin
The Butlin's family timeline is a powerful one that shows love and strength to build a wonderful legacy that continues today at Minehead, Bognor Regis and Skegness. In 1904, Bertha, William and Billy would be overjoyed to introduce Harry John Butlin to the world, the second son of the Butlins family tree. As the boys started to grow, Billy would know his brother to be known as Binkie. As we all know, Billy's name is William so it only made sense to nickname Harry also. Sadly, in 1907, Mr Harry John Butlin had passed away from polio.
Today, Butlin's celebrates Sir Billy Butlin brother with this teddy, named Binkie, giving it a very special meaning. Below is Sammie's research into the Binkie the bear. If you have any photos of this wonderful bear, please join us at Celebrating Butlins with Memories, photos and collections and let us know, she will be overjoyed to see the photos.
Featured still in his box, we see Binkie the Bear proudly showing off the Butlins logo with the years of being in open to entertain us all. Binkie is proud to be sitting here wearing his red jumper and to show the legacy of Butlins to all.
The Binkie bear had a new wardrobe in 2012 as he wears a white jumper here with the Butlin's logo.
In 2013, we see Binkie wearing the red jumper once again.
Binkie has another big changes as he completely changes his colour into a Redcoat wearing a black jumper with the Butlins logo.
In 2015, we see the Binkie teddy bear still wearing that red jumper with much pride.
Binkie had decided it was time to back to that black jumper and red Butlins logo.
As Binkie looked back at his photos, he thought "its time to go back to the white jumper again".
Binkie continues to wear the white jumper for another year.
It was time to put the white jumper into the washing machine as he got out the old red one once more.
Having gone shopping, Binkie found a new jumper and puts it on to much joy.
Having liked his purchase the year before, we see Binkie find another new jumper to wear.