BUTLINS BARRY REDCOATS 1966

BARRY 1966 REDCOAT team

The men in black
Dave
Simpson
Mike
Wall
AEM
Roy
Markwell
Ents.Man
Ken
Hopson
DEM

With thanks to Mike Wall for the photo.
Before becoming Assistant Ents. Manager ar Barry, Mike was a Redcoat at Bognor for the 1964 and 65 seasons.
Mike writes:

I had the pleasure of acting as Assistant Ents. Manager to Roy Markwell, a man I had great respect for, at the opening season Barry Island 1966.
It was a strange season due to the camp not being finished. 
Many of the signature Butlin attractions were missing for example no indoor pool ( great big crack in the side) no fun fair no rock ballroom no Blinking Owl. 
This of course attracted a fair number of  complaints. However, under Roy’s leadership the Ents. Department stood up well and received praise from the London Office.
I personally learnt a lot about people and managing difficult situations.
Mike Wall

Back Row:
1 – Paul, 2 - Martin, 4 - Lloyd, 5 – Gerry, 6 – Dave (Thorpe?), 7 – Lee, 8 – Colin Longmead, 9 – Bob, 10 – Mike, 11 – 14 – Graham Lester (lifeguard)

Middle Row:
1 – Penny, 2 – Hilary (just wanted to sing – did old time music hall songs mainly), 3 – Sue, 4 - Tweety, 5 – Pam, 6 – Jane, 7 – Trish, 8 – Stevie (Pauline) Fry (Me), 9 – Pam, 10 – Rupert?, 11 – Suzanna, 13 – Debbie, 14 – Sherry

 Front Row:
1 – Jimmy, 2 – Graham Elliot (Chief red and did some compering), 3 – Denise (Dee) (Radio Butlin), 5 – Frances Davies (Hostess), 6 – Stuart Innes (Asst Entertainments), 9 – Babs, 10 – Billy (Dunlop?), 11 – Sharon, 13 – Mel