The most recent Stockport postcard fair was a goldmine of nice old miniature golf postcards.
One of which was this John Hinde Ltd multi-view card showing The Putting Green at Butlin's Bognor Regis.
|Butlin's Bognor Regis. John Hinde Ltd. Posted on 3 Aug 1981|
The card was posted from the camp on 3rd August 1981 by Babs & Fred who were "Having a nice time." It was sent to Brightlingsea in Essex.
I always keep my eye out for old holiday camp postcards. They're fairly easy to spot as they tend to be nice and brightly coloured. There's also a good chance that minigolf or crazy golf will feature on them.
I wrote an article about Butlin's postcards in the November 2016 issue of Picture Postcard Monthly magazine. That piece was to celebrate the 80th birthday of Butlin's.
My family often went on holiday to the Butlin's holiday camp in Minehead. We also had one stay at the Bognor Regis and Ayr camps. I spent many summers in the 80's and 90's at the Barry Island Holiday Camp, itself a former Butlin's camp.
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