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  • second page of a 4 page memorandum, written in April 1944

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This is the second page of a 4 page memorandum, written in April 1944. In it, the committee draws attention to the consequences of allowing Butlin to win - "all of the precious spots on our shores are in danger". This is a test case and the committee also suggests alternative and preferable uses for the land.

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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