Butlin’s Holiday Camp 1982 by Barry Lewis. First edition (2020). First impression. Small format hardback in new condition. Signed by Barry Lewis to title page. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Butlin’s Holiday Camp 1982
Billy Butlin created his holiday attraction in the 1930s, when British workers were granted paid holidays for the first time and families were drawn by the promise of individual chalets, a theatre and a swimming pool. With its ‘glamorous grandmother’ competitions and endless entertainment, Butlin’s in the 80s was the ultimate British package holiday. Barry Lewis, who worked at Butlin’s in the 60s, returned to the Skegness camp in 1982 when the original vision was beginning to fade. His vibrant photographs capture the unique and somewhat tragi-comic character of the most well-known of all British package holiday. They encapsulate a defiant national spirit at a time when Billy Butlin’s original vision of ‘fun for all the family’ was under threat from cheap foreign travel and the faltering English weather.
Barry Lewis is a London-based photographer and filmmaker. As well as the founder of Network Photographers, who has worked internationally for books and magazines from Life magazine to National Geographic.
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