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Royal Occasion - the visit of Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Philip to Butlin's Holiday Camp Pwllheli August 9th 1963
It’s not ‘Goodbye’ but ‘Au revoir’ as the Queen takes her leave of Billy Butlin at the end of her sunny visit to his Pwllheli camp. She’ll be back!
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Friday 9th August 1963: the sun is shining and the Queen and Prince Philip visit Butlin's Holiday Camp at Pwllheli where they are received by Mr Butlin and tour the camp in an open-top Land Rover. They visit the camp church and accept with smiles and waves the “heartfelt loyalty” of "subjects on holiday". It was a return visit for the Prince who had stayed at the camp, then a naval training centre, during the war. It opened as a holiday camp – with capacity for 5,000 - in 1947.