BUTLINS AYR 1971
Albert Mosley

In 1969 I joined the Ayr Entertainments team as a lifeguard during the day, and Redcoat in the evenings.
I returned in 1970, and now here in 1971 I'm doing my third season
at BUTLINS AYR.
[You can view my '69 and '70 seasons by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.]
 
ALAN RIDGWAY was the Ent's Manager for my first two seasons, but here in 71 BRETT CRESSWELL took over that role, and brought in almost a completely new team - meaning that most of my old mates had gone.

MEET the REDS
Sunday mornings was "Meet the Reds," where the recently arrived Campers could get to know some of the Redcoats who would be looking after them during the week.
(You can see we're armed to play ball games, but that's not why it's called the Ballroom.)

Butlins Ayr 1971 Meet the Reds

Redcoats on stage: RED 1 - Albert Mosley - RED 3 - Rhona
Seated: Tim Fox - Ricky Gibson. Compere DENNIS VENTON, who had been working on different Butlins sites, as camp comic, for at least seven seasons.


"Thank heaven, for litle girls ...
... for little girls get bigger every day"
Butlins Ayr 1971 child winners Butlins Ayr 1971 Miss Che Che


Butlins Ayr 1971 Donkey Derby 1

If you think these jockeys are too big for the donkeys, check out the ones below.
Butlins Ayr 1971 Donkey Derby 2
Ross, Albert, George,Tony, Blue
[TOP PHOTO: Robyn and Albert]


MISS SHE

Butlins Ayr 1971 Miss She

Blimey! I nearly got left out of this photo.
Next time, I'm going to make sure I get nearer to the camera.
Butlins Ayr 1971 Glam Gran
Glamorous Grandmother


HOLIDAY PRINCESS

Butlins Ayr 1971 Holiday Princess 1

Pride comes before a ...
Butlins Ayr 1971 Holiday Princess 2
Glamorous Grandmother


BUTLINS AYR REDCOAT SHOW 1971

Butlins Ayr 1971 Redcoat Show

Line-up includes: Archie Baker, Albert Mosley, Tony Peers, Blue Peers.

And so, with all the Redcoats waving GOODBYE - in the finale of the Redcoat Show - that is also my fond farewell to Butlins. I'd had three fabulous seasons, during which I met some really nice campers, some super staff members, and worked with some terrific Redcoats, Entertainers, and Managers.
I'd been a Lifeguard, done Redcoat duties, and then, during this 1971 season, been promoted to Chief Redcoat. I'd also appeared in the Redcoat Shows for all three seasons.
So I'd had a great time - and what great times they were. Wish I could do it all again!!

Albert Mosley

[Captions by 'A.J' Marriot]

With thanks to ALBERT MOSLEY for sharing these unique photos.

See more of Albert's photos by clicking on the links below:

AYR 1969 REDCOAT - Albert Mosley

AYR 1970 REDCOAT - Albert Mosley
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1969 AYR REDCOAT TEAM

1970 AYR REDCOAT TEAM

1971 AYR REDCOAT TEAM




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