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20070722

In 1947 Sir Billy Butlin opened a holiday camp on the north Wales coast, near Pwllheli.

At its peak 300,000 people a year spent their annual break here, looked after by an ever-smiling gang of Redcoats.

Sixty years on, Ruth Madoc says 'Hi-de-Hi!' and tells the story of the former naval-training establishment that won its place in people's hearts.

20070726

In 1947 Sir Billy Butlin opened a holiday camp on the north Wales coast, near Pwllheli.

At its peak 300,000 people a year spent their annual break here, looked after by an ever-smiling gang of Redcoats.

Sixty years on, Ruth Madoc says 'Hi-de-Hi!' and tells the story of the former naval-training establishment that won its place in people's hearts.

20070726

In 1947 Sir Billy Butlin opened a holiday camp on the north Wales coast, near Pwllheli.

At its peak 300,000 people a year spent their annual break here, looked after by an ever-smiling gang of Redcoats.

Sixty years on, Ruth Madoc says 'Hi-de-Hi!' and tells the story of the former naval-training establishment that won its place in people's hearts.

20070908

2/2. In this history of Butlins in Pwllheli, Ruth Madoc finds out about the rules and regulations of being a redcoat, and hears how romance flourished in the camp, including an unexpected marriage proposal.

20070913
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In 1947 Sir Billy Butlin opened a holiday camp on the north Wales coast, near Pwllheli.

At its peak 300,000 people a year spent their annual break here, looked after by an ever-smiling gang of Redcoats.

Sixty years on, Ruth Madoc says 'Hi-de-Hi!' and tells the story of the former naval-training establishment that won its place in people's hearts.

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In this history of Butlins in Pwllheli, Ruth Madoc finds out about the rules and regulations of being a redcoat, and hears how romance flourished in the camp, including an unexpected marriage proposal.