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"Deanhaven" - a 1960s UK holiday camp

Tiled splashback to bathroom washbasin

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Tiled splashback to bathroom washbasin
Free tile download, printed onto card, laminated and scored in "grout lines". Inspiration from the Pontins archive pics again. There were no tiles in real life around baths or on the walls, apart from little splashbacks like this.
Posted on May 13, 2013 Full Size|

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13 Comments

lallyp
9:45 AM on May 29, 2013 
That's what I thought, Julie! Thank you.
Brooksey
9:11 AM on May 29, 2013 
lallyp says...
A question Julie, on Class: who would have gone to a Holiday camp in 1965? Surely middle class families went to France or toured with their caravan!


I'm conscious that I've been avoiding mentioning the class of the holiday camp clientele (out of a sense of political correctness? I don't know!), but the vast majority were working-class. The camps were cheap and offered entertainments similar to what the man in the family was used to in the workingmen's clubs, but on a larger scale. Big groups would go together from one "works" - there's a picture of Welsh miners on holiday together at Butlin's Barry Island in the early 1960s on butlins memories website.

Derek and Veronica fit the demographic perfectly - Derek works as an electrical engineer at the Ferranti factory, Hollinwood, Oldham. They will be taking their annual holiday (at the camp, of course!) from June 22 to July 06 - Oldham Wakes. Margaret and Stephen supposedly go, too, the last two weeks in August, but I can't see a holiday camp appealing to Margaret at all! They didn't have a holiday last year if yo remember because that was when they had the decorators in - they couldn't afford both.
Brooksey
8:59 AM on May 29, 2013 
lallyp says...
I'm sure they did, Julie but I have never lived in a house younger than 1924! With Dad being a decorator we were lucky to get anything done indoors! Mum always said he never got past the undercoat!


A case of the cobbler's children going unshod? Brian's sister, my dear friend Lynn, is married to a (now retired) plumber and heating engineer. She waited 30 YEARS from him starting the job for him to finish remodelling their bathroom. She brought up five children in that time. It even had a whole internal wall missing for about five years!
Brooksey
8:54 AM on May 29, 2013 
lallyp says...
Julie, I never lived in a home in the sixties with more than tiling at the back of the basin! Prefabs had all the mod cons in those days not pre war houses in working class homes. I thought living in a prefab was the height of modernity!


Pre-fabs were design masterpieces!
lallyp
8:41 AM on May 29, 2013 
lallyp says...
I'm sure they did, Julie but I have never lived in a house younger than 1924! With Dad being a decorator we were lucky to get anything done indoors! Mum always said he never got past the undercoat!

A question Julie, on Class: who would have gone to a Holiday camp in 1965? Surely middle class families went to France or toured with their caravan!
lallyp
8:38 AM on May 29, 2013 
lallyp says...
Julie, I never lived in a home in the sixties with more than tiling at the back of the basin! Prefabs had all the mod cons in those days not pre war houses in working class homes. I thought living in a prefab was the height of modernity!

I'm sure they did, Julie but I have never lived in a house younger than 1924! With Dad being a decorator we were lucky to get anything done indoors! Mum always said he never got past the undercoat!
Brooksey
6:15 AM on May 29, 2013 
lallyp says...
Julie, I never lived in a home in the sixties with more than tiling at the back of the basin! Prefabs had all the mod cons in those days not pre war houses in working class homes. I thought living in a prefab was the height of modernity!


Yes, I agree, Valerie, it WAS a class thing. By "suburban home" I was thinking of Metroland standard, affluent Home Counties, and I know that many of those had tiled bathrooms when they were built.
lallyp
4:40 AM on May 29, 2013 
Julie Hardy says...
Suburban homes often did have tiling in bathrooms - don't let this project influence you! Facilities were very basic and costs kept to an absolute minimum in holiday camp chalets!

Julie, I never lived in a home in the sixties with more than tiling at the back of the basin! Prefabs had all the mod cons in those days not pre war houses in working class homes. I thought living in a prefab was the height of modernity!
Brooksey
6:00 PM on May 13, 2013 
Zoe H says...
Hmmn,I was just about to tile around the bath in my Dolly Mixture - change of plan?!


Suburban homes often did have tiling in bathrooms - don't let this project influence you! Facilities were very basic and costs kept to an absolute minimum in holiday camp chalets!
Patty W
5:19 PM on May 13, 2013 
Julie Hardy says...
It's getting details like this right that gives me the pleasure in the hobby, Valerie. If I have no definite personal memory of something, I'll spend hours researching whatever it is.

...and that is why you are so knowledgeable about stuff...
Zoe H
1:52 PM on May 13, 2013 
Hmmn,I was just about to tile around the bath in my Dolly Mixture - change of plan?!
Brooksey
11:02 AM on May 13, 2013 
It's getting details like this right that gives me the pleasure in the hobby, Valerie. If I have no definite personal memory of something, I'll spend hours researching whatever it is.
lallyp
10:53 AM on May 13, 2013 
I remember the tile-less bathrooms!

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