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Pontin, Sir Frederick Williamlocked

(1906–2000)
  • Douglas A. Reid

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Pontin, Sir Frederick William (1906–2000), founder of holiday camps, was born at 127 Edward Road, Walthamstow, Essex, on 24 October 1906, the eldest of the six children in the family of Frederick William Pontin, a cabinet-maker, and his wife, Elizabeth Marion Silyard. Unpersuaded by his father's attempt to steer him towards a job in a local bank, ...

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