BUTLINS AYR 1969
Albert Mosley

GUESS WHICH DEPARTMENT I WORKED IN.

Ayr 1969 Albert Mosley 1 at Redcoats Reunited

Ayr 1969 Albert Mosley 2 at Redcoats Reunited

Ayr 1969 Albert Mosley 3 at Redcoats Reunited
My portrait pose.
Two of these girls were Australian
On a slippery slope

In 1969 I joined the Ayr Entertainments team as a lifeguard during the day, and Redcoat duties in the evenings.

I immediately found lots of new friends - from all departments.

Butlins Ayr 1969 friends 4

Butlins Ayr 1969 friends 2

That's me with my chalet maid - Babs.
[I think they modelled Peggy on her, in 'Hi-De-Hi.']
  One of the lovely waitresses from the dining hall. [That jacket with trunks isn't a good look, is it.]

And made friends with lots of Campers, too - which, afterall, is what the job is all about.

HAPPY CAMPERS

Butlins Ayr 1969 camper 1

Butlins Ayr 1969 camper 2

I'm kneeling to get down to this little lad's height,
but he then mirrored me, which rather ruined it.

It looks like this camper is saying: 'Give us a job - I can do that.' For starters, he'd have to put the fag out.


GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS

GIRLS, GIRLS, ????

Butlins Ayr 1969 playtime 1

Butlins Ayr 1969 playtime 2

It looks like Margaret, Pam, and Sue got out of bed a litttle too early - and a little too quickly.

Christine joins in to check that the strange looking girl in the middle isn't an imposter, trying to get into their chalet.


BUTLINS AYR REDCOAT SHOW 1969

Butlins Ayr 1969 Redcoat Show 1

Ayr 1969 Redcoat Show 2c

BOYS: Mel Kinsey; Gerry, Billy; Dennis, Jimmy, Evan
GIRLS: Mo, Rhona, Sue, Lauraine, Christine
BACK: Mel Kinsey, Peter Bentley, Albert Mosley
FRONT: - Billy McInally, Sue, Christine, Gerry.


BIRTHDAY BASH

Butlins Ayr 1969 Redcoat party 1

Butlins Ayr 1969 Redcoat party 2

It's Rhona's 21st Birthday Party. I'm not sure how old she was.

The girl herself. HONA-stly!


Butlins Ayr had the shortest season of all the camps, so I was lucky, when the season ended, to be asked to go to Filey for the rest of the season. There I met with another great team, but disappointingly I have no photos from my short time there. Luckily for me I was to do another two seasons.
Albert Mosley

With thanks to ALBERT MOSLEY for sharing these unique photos and memories.
See more, by clicking on the links below:

AYR 1970 REDCOAT - Albert Mosley

AYR 1971 REDCOAT - Albert Mosley

1969 AYR REDCOAT TEAM

1970 AYR REDCOAT TEAM

1971 AYR REDCOAT TEAM


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