Butlins and English Holiday Camps.-edit `5/6/13
Holiday camps in England have a unique history, so it was interesting to note the first Butlins camp to be built outside mainland Britain in Ireland faced opposition. The Catholic Church who hold so much political and social power in Ireland thought it would encourage licentiousnes, until the company paid a 'tithe' (read bribe) by building a church for them.
The website is fairly edifying , it is interesting to note the British armed forced kept control of some of the holiday camps for years after the war using them as training camps, ones situated near the sea were ideal for the navy. In the late 1930's the British Armed Forced began a process of taking over holiday camps, since they were ideally situated for combat training and had facilities ready made for housing of troops. The camps after the war were given back to be used as the company saw fit.
Those that were not used for allocation of service members were used as internment camps for British citizens with German heritage and German born citizens.
This is a theme i will be developing, i hope to make a painting on this.-work in edit-sorry.