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This is the seventh page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It continues to outline the complex process by which the private land on the Broomhall estate was originally purchased by the Admiralty; and the involvement of Mr Butlin. The leaflet concludes that there is no moral obligation to provide Mr Butlin with compensation as he was never the owner of the site.
The Defence Committee was formed in April 1944 in response to the sale by the government of "a tract of Welsh coast to an exploiting Company"; without any consultation with the local community. Originally sold to the Admiralty for a Training Camp in 1941, the land at Penychain was proposed to be sold onto Butlin to become one of his holiday camps. The Committee wanted the site to be used for the "best and highest interests of the locality, the county and of Wales with regard to natural beauty, culture and the Christian religion"
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