BUTLINS SKEGNESS BEAVER CLUB 1972-1973

Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here
The 1973 Butlins Beaver Club Redcoat Team.

L-R: Uncle Pete, Auntie Barbara, Uncle Ray, and Auntie Eve

The little boy pictured front centre is Peter Steele, who wrote to me as follows:
"I was a 10 year-old in 1973 and remember vividly the children's entertainers -
Ray King, Uncle Pete, Auntie Barbara (who I had a massive crush on!) and Auntie Eve.
They made a massive impression on me, during what was my first Butlin's holiday."

If you read this, Auntie Barbara, please get in touch with little Peter - he's forty-four now!

These photographs come under the title "Children's Games," although
maybe the one on the right should come under "Adult Games."

Chief Redcoat Norman encouraging these boys, by telling them
that the winner of the race will get to see Auntie Eve's knickers.

He's not the Chief Redcoat - He's a very naughty boy!
(Photos from 1973 - courtesy of  Auntie Eve)

Uncle Ray reckons, when you've got so many children to keep on eye on, you can't beat a bird's-eye view.
(Photos from 1973 - courtesy of  Uncle Ray and Auntie Eve)

This looks like just another ramble, but look closely and you'll see that some of the children are
dressed as pirates, ready to track down the infamous CAPTAIN BLOOD - who, apparently,
had stolen all the cutlery from the dining room. (And there's me thinking it was the campers!)

(Photos from 1972 - courtesy of  Auntie Eve) Also pictured: Janet Onions.

Here we see Auntie Eve posing with a typical Rounders Team, except that the girl she
is standing next to went on to become a TV star in her own series - "Ugly Betty."

(Photos from 1972 - courtesy of  Auntie Eve) Also pictured: Janet Onions.

If "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" thought
she had a problem with too many kids, she should have
tried working just one day in the Children's Theatre
.

Uncle Ray advising the kids: "If you feel a need
to go for a wee, put your hand up!"

(Photos from 1972 - courtesy of  Auntie Eve)

Here's what Auntie Eve had to tell me about the two photos above:

"I have some great pictures of the kids in the children's theatre all crammed together 3 on a seat! It would not be allowed nowadays. Also the seats were theatre tip-up seats, and some of the smaller children would kneel on them and then get their legs trapped when the seat tipped up. They didn't complain until the end of the show when they couldn't get out of their seat!"

"We have some funny memories of some of the things that happened in the kids theatre e.g. the kids laughing so much the little ones would wet themselves and the wee would run down the raked floor and end up in a pool in front of the stage."

I've got news for you, Auntie Eve, the same kids are still doing that, only now it's in an old folks home!

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UNCLE RAY & AUNTIE EVE

SUNDAY IS FUNDAY

1972 BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOATS

1973 BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOATS

See also:

1967 BUTLINS AYR REDCOATS

1969 BUTLINS PWLLHELI REDCOATS

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