A look at the Barry Island Resort 1995 Information & Entertainment Guide.
|The Barry Island Resort 1995 Information & Entertainment Guide|
As a big fan of the British seaside and traditional holiday entertainment I was pleased to find a Barry Island Resort 1995 Information & Entertainment Guide while sorting through some paperwork at home.
Seeing the Barry Island Resort 1995 Information & Entertainment Guide brought back so many happy memories.
My family used to go on holiday to Barry Island in the late 80's and 90's and loved it there. The holiday camp was absolutely marvellous, with everything from swimming to Crazy Golf, to snooker and darts, to the fun fair and more - all free of charge once you had checked in. My brother's and I would spend hours going from one activity to another and then spend the evening in the arcades playing games such as Blasteroids, Xybots, Double Dragon and Wardner. Halcyon days.
Check out the six-page Barry Island Resort 1995 Information & Entertainment Guide. As a former holidaymaker at the camp, fan of the British seaside, postcard collector and marketer it makes for interesting reading - especially some of the adverts!
|What a cover|
|There was always so much to do at Barry Island|
|The entertainment continues|
|Back when you could still advertise cigarettes!|
|A great bit of marketing and use of a postcard image|
|I spent many an hour at building 5 - Princes Ballroom as that's where the Crazy Golf, snooker and arcade was|
Barry Island Resort was originally a Butlin's holiday camp in 1966 and was re-opened as a Majestic holiday camp in the 1980's. Sadly it closed for good in 1996 and was demolished to make way for housing.
I've returned to Barry Island - in 2009 and 2010. Apart from the disappearance of the holiday camp there were some new attractions, but the resort was still recognisable from the 90's. I'll have to return for another look as the last eight years since our last visit has flown by!
|Barry Island in 2010|
|Outside the gates of the former holiday camp|
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- 45 minutes on Barry Island
- Minigolf Course Visit No. 121 - Barry Island / Ynys y Barri
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