BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1969 1973 and 1974

Hey! Hey! Paula

PAULA MANCHESTER - Radio Butlin Announcer

Everyone on Camp during the seasons she did at Butlins knew what Paula SOUNDED like, but didn't
necessarily know what she LOOKED like, as she was one of the famed RADIO BUTLIN announcers.
Here, we can correct the balance.

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RADIO BUTLIN SKEGNESS 1973

A familiar voice and, now, a familiar face.

Here is another in our series of "FEATURED REDS."

This time around our chosen REDCOAT is PAULA MANCHESTER, whom I had the pleasure of ......
working with (you thought I was going to say something else then, didn't you?)
at Skegness during the 1973 and 1974 seasons.
Paula had also worked a season at Skegness in 1969, and then later worked at
BUTLINS AYR,
but can't remember the exact years. (She works out dates using weddings and divorces as markers.)
See photos below, and let us know if you can help.

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1973 PAULA

Skegness 1973
Anny, Paula, Dot Daniels

Skegness 1974 Paula with two new Radio Butlin announcers, whose names she can't remember. Can you help?

This one was taken in Ayr, and again we need your help to name the other two announcers, AND the year. (1975??)

Anny, Paula, and Heather dressed
as fairies for the Redcoat Show.

And here is Paula with some distinctly less attractive fairies.
Back Left: PETE, SHANE. Front: MAX, BRIAN

BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOAT SHOW 1973

The members of the 1973 REDCOAT SHOW,
lining up in front of the tabs in the Gaiety Theatre.

Back L-R: BRIAN, MAX, SHANE
DOREEN, ANNY, PAULA, SUE, DOT, IRISH,
DDDAVE, PETE, PADDY, JOE (Stage Manager)

Here are a couple of professional entertainers enjoying an after-show drink. Bottom left is Irish Comedian BILLY STUTT, who was in the Resident Revue at the Gaiety theatre. The taller and better looking Jimmy Carr look-alike is Malcolm Anthony, whose Country & Western Band took over on Val Merrall's night off. (Where is he now??) Plus a rare shot of Ents. Man. ALAN RIDGWAY (centre).

But Paula did get to do duties other than in Radio Butlin.
Here she is hostessing the "Mother & Child" competition

And actually mixing with commoners!!

PAULA MANCHESTER

Left is how Paula looked in 1973, and right is how she looks now.
Pretty fantastic, hey? - especially considering she has more than doubled in age.

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BUTLINS SKEGNESS Redcoat team photos

1969 BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOATS

1973 BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOATS

1974 BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOATS

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