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Thread #130991   Message #2951486
Posted By: mayomick
24-Jul-10 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: Folk Festival at Butlins Fri-3-Mon-6 Dec 2010 (UK)
Subject: RE: Folk Festival at Butlins
Seriously ,I really can't see anything wrong in having a folk festival at Butlins with good performers , if you could get the venue cheaply enough . I'd rather stay in a chalet than a tent nowadays .

For Americans who may not know about the Butlins phenomenom :the Butlins company had a chain of about twenty holiday camps around British coastal resorts where a lot of working class families used to take their summer vacations . The advent of cheap package flights to sunnier climates put many of the sites out of business in the seventies, but before that ,they were very popular. They had the reputation of being cheap and cheerful ,but also a bit over-regimented.
Two English comedians ,Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques, did a very funny send-up of the camps in their TV show .