Record Details

NHER Number:40816
Type of record:Monument
Name:Caister Holiday Camp

Summary

The present Caister Holiday Camp is the site of Britain’s first holiday camp. It was set up in 1906 by Fletcher Dodd and originally consisted of tents. They were later replaced by 'huts' and then former tram carriages. None of these structures survive.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 52049 13412
Map Sheet:TG51SW
Parish:CAISTER ON SEA, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

Britain’s first holiday camp in 1906, set up by Fletcher Dodd as a Socialist experiment.
Originally consisted of tents, later huts were added, then old tram bodies from Great Yarmouth. Present structures on site are of more recent origin.
Compare NHER 34570, Britain’s second purpose built holiday centre.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 27 September 2004.

Monument Types

  • HOLIDAY CENTRE (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1906 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Publication: Mackley, D.. 2003. Great Yarmouth Tramways. Pl 113.

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