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Pontins Bracklesham Bay Holiday Camp 1950s

Pontins Bracklesham Bay Holiday Camp 1950s

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12" x 8" prints (A4) will be sent flat but all other sizes will be sent rolled in a tube.

We can also supply this image in a wide variety of other formats including canvas prints, poster board, wood framed prints and aluminum. In addition we can also print the image on a wide variety of clothing and household items. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

Brief history of Bracklesham Bay




This camp was built in the 1930s and was formerly known as Sussex Ideal Holiday Chalets. It was acquired by Fred Pontin in 1947, only one year after starting his holiday camp business. It was extensively rebuilt during the 1960s with all new brick chalets arranged in single-storey blocks.

The camp could accommodate around 1300 people and was a full board facility which meant that all meals were included and were taken in the huge communal dining room. Chalets were not equipped with any kitchen or lounge facilities.

It was closed in 1985 and the land sold for housing. Where was it located exactly? Look for the roads Shalbourne Crescent, Elcombe Close and Woodborough Close as these are all built on the old camp.


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