Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Salford Children's Holiday Camp, Prestatyn

Photo credit: Edward Smith

The Salford Children's Holiday Camp (The Jam Butty Camp) in Prestatyn, Wales was opened in 1926.  It was threatened with closure in 2014, because the Salford City Council withdrew its financial support. In response, the public launched a campaign,  in order to save the camp, and won a reprieve.  It now appears that sufficient funds have been raised to save the holiday camp.

The camp's purpose was to provide Salford's disadvantaged children with the opportunity to have a holiday at the seaside. During the period when the camp's oversight was in the hands of the Education Office, some thirty schools sent children to Prestatyn during the summer.  In the 1940s and 1950s, over a 1000 children would spend the summer there.

Some Early Support

Salford City Reporter
1 April 1977

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