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The Ocean Hotel, Saltdean

When the luxurious Ocean Hotel was first opened in 1938 nobody could have imagined that, within 18 months the Second World War would break out and the building would be requisitioned by The War Office and taken over by the army as a training centre.

After the War, Billy Butlin purchased the neglected building,
refurbished it, and added it to his popular holiday camp empire as the headquarters for his hotel division




Research Alan Beales 12/11/2014