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William Butlin
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Born on 29th of September 1899
Died on 12th of June 1980

Born 1899 - South Africa. Died 1980 - British holiday camp promoter.

Moved with parents to Canada, after serving in WWI moved to England. Opened first camp in Skegness in 1936 followed by others in Clacton and Filey. After WWII opened further camps home and abroad.

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