|Paul Addison. Now the War is Over. A Social History of Britain 1945-51. British Broadcasting Corporation/Jonathan Cape, 1985.|
Woo hoo! It doesn't get any funner than this!
Butlins camps are still around. Founded in 1936 by Billy Butlin, a former fairground showman who brought the first "dodgems" (bumper cars) to Europe, using the profits to found his camp. His motto was "A week's holiday for a week's wages." Holiday pay for workers had just been introduced, so his timing couldn't have been better.