BUTLINS CLACTON 1962

NICKY KNIGHT

EPISODE 4 - Bringing Up Baby

In 1962, the Entertainments Manager at Butlins Clacton was Larry Knight. Larry's wife, Pat Knight, worked as a Redcoat. They had a son, Nicky Knight, who spent some time that season on the Camp. He was such a cute little lad that all the Redcoats loved  him - especially Gay Brownley, who would have adopted him in a trice.
Below is a poem written about Gay's feelings for little Nicky.

This is the story,
of Nicky Knight.
A boy so cute -
He set the world alight.

--o--

BUTLINS CLACTON 1962

This is Gay,
who loved him more than a brother.
In fact she wanted,
to be his mother.
--o--

BUTLINS CLACTON 1962 NICKY

But it wasn't just Gay,
who felt this way.
Here are two others,
who wished to be mothers.

--o--

BUTLINS CLACTON 1962 NICKY

The feeling was so strong,
that as time went along,
more and more children,
were added to the throng.

--o--

BUTLINS CLACTON 1962

But who was to be dad,
to this lovable lad?
Maybe Redcoat Tom,
could partner his wanna-be mom.

--o--

BUTLINS CLACTON 1962 NICKY

Or maybe the man,
from Happy Snappy,
could become little Nicky's
new found pappy.

--o--

BUTLINS CLACTON 1962 NICKY

This is Colin,
the next auditionee,
who made his plea
on bended knee.

Colin's plea didn't work,
he didn't get his way.
But he did end up,
marrying Redcoat Gay

As for Nicky,
what of his life?
By my calculations,
he's now fifty five.

So - Nicky Knight
where are you today?
Please send us an email,
to your second mum - Gay.

("The Story of Nicky Knight" by A.J Marriot)

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NEXT EPISODE

Gay returns for the 1963 season

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