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New photos show Butlin’s Minehead in the 1960s

BUTLIN’S has long been a favorite among British travellers, with resorts dating back to the 1930s.

And new images have revealed their heyday at the Minehead resort in the 1960s, which included a visit by Princess Margaret.

New images of Butlin's Minehead reveal its heyday when it debuted in 1962

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New images of Butlin’s Minehead reveal its heyday when it debuted in 1962

The resort will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year, opening in June 1962.

The images, revealed by Somerset Live, show host Billy Butlin visited the parks he created, including seven in the UK.

The new £2 million resort includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, as well as a fairground, amusement park and boating lake.

This is located alongside restaurants, bars and shops, as well as a small laundromat and hairdresser.

Daily entertainment is provided by the iconic red-jacketed flight attendants.

In 1964 a miniature railway was added, followed by one in 1967 – which was visited by Princess Margaret and her husband Lord Snowdon.

Here are some of the best photos showing the park right after it opened.

Princess Margaret visits the park with her husband Lord Snowdown in 1967

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Princess Margaret visits the park with her husband Lord Snowdown in 1967
The princess visits the park to ride on the new monorail

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Princess visits the park to ride on the new monorail
Guests are delighted with the resort's new swimming pools

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Guests are delighted with the resort’s new swimming pools
Billy Butlin visited his new £2m resort in 1962

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Billy Butlin visited his new £2m resort in 1962
Minehead Resort has been a huge success with all ages

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Minehead Resort is a huge hit with all ages
Ken Strange wins amateur diving competition at Butlin's Minehead

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Ken Strange wins amateur diving competition at Butlin’s Minehead
Billy Butlin chats with some children

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Billy Butlin chats with some children
The park is celebrating its 60th anniversary

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The park is celebrating its 60th anniversary

Other images show young couples, along with families and older tourists visiting the park.

Butlin’s opened their first park in 1936 in Skegness, which remains open to this day, followed by eight other resorts. including one in the Bahamas.

However, many of the companies closed over the years and were taken over by other brands like Haven, leaving only three companies – Skegness, Minehead and Bognor Regis.

Butlin’s is looking for a family of ‘Funbassadors’ and it will even pay you for visiting resorts.

The family will include three all-expenses-paid holidays to Butlin’s resorts around the country, as well as £1,000 paychecks.

For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to be picked, the holidays are still available for just £69.

That means a family of four can accommodate one residence as little as £17.25pp.

Here’s What You Can Expect From a holiday in Butlin’s.

Inside Stacey Solomon’s Butlins Vacation with Joe Swash and Sons

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