BUTLINS FILEY 1965
Tam Maguire
(My real name is Tommy Maguire but, by Scottish tradition, I've nearly always been referred to as 'Tam.')

I was a Redcoat at Filey for the 1965 season.

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This is me with two of the lads who worked on the Fun Fair -
John Stewart and John Anderson.

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 This is me and Maurice, with two of the perks of the job.

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After which, I had to go and see the doctor. (Just kiddin'.)
The other lad is my mate John Stewart (see above)

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A couple of couples
On the right is Sean Kennedy who was a dance instructor and compere.
The girls are two campers from Newcastle.

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Some of the 1965 dancers and Ents. Team
Back Row: Yvonne Ashwood, Mark Simpson from 'The Highlanders'
(who went on to become Andy Stewart's pianist); Mrs. and Mr. Cozens (Denise's parents).
Front: Denise Cozens, Marion Bennett, Alexander Morrison ("Highlanders") and Lynn 'Kim' Blackburn.

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The invitation to the end of season Redcoat Party.
L to R: Brian Bowness (compere), Ron Stanway,
Jack Wilde (Manager), Bill Young (Asst. Man.),
Sean Kennedy (compere), and Dave Creamer (TT Coach)

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It turned out to be a right knees up.

In 1966 I changed jobs, and became a Fairground operative.

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The full crew of lads who worked on the Fun Fair 1966.
(I'm on the back row - 4th from left.)

But I still kept in touch with the girls.

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My favourite memories - the 1966 Filey Revue Dancers
including - Denise, Heather, Eddy, Mandy and Susan

o-o-o-0-o-o-o

See Also:
BUTLINS FILEY 1964 and 1965 - Penny Holmes

1965 BUTLINS FILEY REDCOATS version 1

1965 BUTLINS FILEY REDCOATS version 2

Redcoats Reunited home page 65


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