BUTLINS BARRY ISLAND 1972
Sham Chambers and Val Chambers

BUTLINS BARRY ISLAND 1972

Val and Sham - met at Butlins Barry in 1972,
and are still happily married all these years on.

BUTLINS GOT TALENT

Here's a very  young Shakin' Stevens auditioning,
which is the very first time he got the shakes.

Butlins used to always find a tremendous number of kids, with tremendous talent.
But nowadays there is nowhere to showcase them.
Let's all sign a petition to bring back Junior Talent Shows, plus get
"Brit' Kids Got Talent" on TV

Oh! I Do Like to be Beside the Poolside

BUTLINS BARRY 1972

BUTLINS BARRY 1972

Swimming Galas are all about making sure ...

... the kids have a great time.

BUTLINS BARRY 1972

BUTLINS BARRY 1972

So sit back and enjoy it!

And, if it's raining out, just go to the Indoor Pool

AREN'T BALLROOMS GREAT

In the evening, you can put some colourful lights on, and enjoy dancing.

During the day the kids can sit on the floor, and watch a show ...

... or do some Party Dances.

BUTLINS BARRY ISLAND 1972

And the adults can play silly games in the ballroom ...

.... or practice how to do "The Twist."

Don't these girls look lovely.

But if you'd seen them 20 minutes earlier .......

A FAIRY STORY

BUTLINS BARRY 1972

Every morning Adsham would wait by
the tree of forbidden fruit for Eval ...

... and every afternoon Eval would wait by
the tree of forbidden fruit for Adsham.

One noon they finally met up, fell in love, and tasted the forbidden fruit.

Eventually the tree died - but their love went on ...

... but not before bearing them the fruit of a beautiful daughter.

(Sorry if this ruins the story, but that little girl is actually just a holidaymaker.)

Don't ever stand by a swimming pool in your uniform ...

... because, sooner or later ...

... you can guarantee ...

... you'll get thrown in.

Our grateful thanks go to Sham & Val Chambers for all the above photos and memories.

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See also:

BUTLINS BARRY ISLAND REDCOATS 1972

BUTLINS BARRY ISLAND 1972 - Uncle Pete

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