BUTLINS OCEAN HOTEL SALTDEAN

Winter 1964-65 BRIGHTON

FRANKIE SPEAKING - Part 11
By Frankie Bull

I was delighted when I was offered work at the Ocean Hotel, Saltdean, Brighton for the 64-65 winter season. I was told it was unusual for a first-year Red' to be offered winter work, so I was particularly chuffed.

Regency Bar
That's me, Frankie Bull, sounding just like Frank Sinatra.
Well that's what it sounded like to me!!

Jimmy Noon on Piano - Peter Millington on drums. Winter 1964

The Ocean was a tremendous learning curve for me and I quickly settled in to the routine. Vince and Pam Dimmano were my first managers there. I met the brilliant Martin Tiffen, who was perhaps the best compere I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. (Mike Onions was also damn good.)

Staff Party, Ocean Hotel , Saltdean 1965
They must have been short-staffed!!

We had a couple of temporary managers (Al Harris might have been one. I can't remember) and then Peter and Jo Millington came along. Peter was a very talented musician - great pianist, trombonist, and no slouch on the drums either.

I had the pleasure, too, of working alongside the great Jimmy Noon and his lovely wife, Lynda Noon. I was to catch up with them both many years later (1988 and 2000) when they were both still at the "Ocean."

Other BRIGHTON Photos:

BUTLINS BRIGHTON 1961

BUTLINS BRIGHTON 1961-62 - Valerie Round

BUTLINS BRIGHTON 1962

BUTLINS BRIGHTON 1962 - Johnny Mans

See also:

BUTLINS PWLLHELI 1964 - Frankie Bull

BUTLINS PWLLHELI 1965 - Frankie Bull

COMING SOON

FRANKIE BULL Part IV - 1966 season at Pwllheli

We are sincerely grateful to the photographers who took these pictures,
and preserved them as windows to the past, and to FRANKIE BULL for sharing them.

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