Butlin’s Crazy House


Old amusement park attractions are inevitably weird.

Consider the Crazy House once to be found in Felixstowe, UK.

These old postcard images come from the Flickr set of a fellow who uses the handle Photoaf.

The house was part of a Butlin's Amusement Park. For the history of the founder, Billy Butlin, eventually knighted for his recreational achievements, visit here.

Wouldn't you have loved to experience this park during its heyday, some seventy years ago?

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 25, 2008
     Category: Architecture | Buildings and Other Structures | Entertainment | Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts | History | Photography and Photographers | Surrealism | Foreign Customs | 1930s

He got knighted for building an amusement park? Geez they're handing out titles over there like we do welfare checks!
You want one? Why do you deserve it? No good reason? Okay, take it anyway.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/25/08 at 01:09 PM
My dream house! I have always dreamed of a house that would reflect the turns of my mind and at last I have found it!
Posted by Microgirl in Idaho on 11/25/08 at 04:24 PM
Wouldn't it have been awesome to take a friend who's falling-down drunk to this place? (Assuming you didn't have to clean up after.)
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/26/08 at 05:22 PM
That's pretty astonishing, Chris. Thanks for the update!
Posted by Paul on 09/08/10 at 05:03 PM
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