Engraved brass plaque: Butlins
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Engraving reads: 'To The British Red Cross Society From The Butlins Holiday Campers For The Homeless at Lynton And Afterwards For Use By The Society for Its Relief Work'.
The plaque was fixed to a caravan which was given on behalf of the Butlins Holiday Campers to the British Red Cross as a gift to help the homeless of Lynmouth and for the permanent use of the Society. In August 1952 Lynton in North Devon suffered a flooding disaster and 34 people lost their lives and 39 buildings collapsed. The flooding was caused when nine inches of rain fell in the space of 24 hours. [See The British Red Cross Society Quarterly Review, Vol. 39 No. 4 October 1952.]
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