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Kon Tiki, Hayling Island, England (bar)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4356
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-07-09 3:03 pm   Permalink

Name:Kon Tiki
Type:bar
Street:Sinah Warren Chalet Hotel
City:Hayling Island
State:
Zip:
country:England
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:


I came across this postcard from the Kon Tiki bar that was located in the Sinah Warren Chalet Hotel on Hayling Island in Hampshire, England.



Good looking pre-Tiki joint. I read that Harry Waren introduced a young Billy Butlins to the Holiday Camp concept. So the Kon Tiki Bar may have been one of the early inspirations for the Butlins Beachcomber bars!

DC





 
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1278
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2012-07-10 04:10 am   Permalink

I don't think so as generally accepted inspiration for the Butlins Beachcombers is the Beachcomber Mayfair, as Billy Butlin hired the same company Garnett Cloughley Blakemore that designed the latter.

More likely as Butlins had a tiki bar then all holiday camps had to have one. Even in fictional holiday camp "Maplins" in
Hi-De-Hi had a Hawaiian Ballroom.

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