BUTLINS  PWLLHELI REDCOATS 1960

Redcoats Reunited Butlins Pwllheli 1960

Row 6

Geoff
Mitchell

Duncan
Menzies

Ted
Ravenhill

BrianClark
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Ted
Hughes

Alan
Masters


--7--


Row 5

Johnny
Lancaster

Archie
Baker

John
Thorn

Derek
Lawrence

Glenn
Maken

'Uncle' Hal
Brooks

Bill Godderidge


Row 4

Ricky
McCabe

Brian
Coxhead

Carl
Forster

John
Shaw

Bob
Anderson


--6--


Row 3

--1--

--2--

Brian
Whittle

Harry
Plimpton

'Prof'
Davies

--6--

Don
Johnson

--8--

--9--

Alec
McGowan

Alan
Kehoe

Johnny
Ball

Bill
Williams


Row 2

Margo
Roberts

Rosemary
Challenor

Shirley
Merritt

--4--

--5--

--6--

--7--

Valerie
Culham

--9--

--10--

-11-

--12--

--13--


Row 1a

Dennis Venton


Dave
Kessell

ChiefRed

Terry
Cox

Dave
Simpson

AEM

Sheila
Boughton

Secretary

Wally
Piggott

Compere

Deena
Brooks
'Auntie'

Colin
Johnson
Ents.Mngr.

Dee
Piggott

Ron
Stanway

AEM

Jackie
Jones

Radio Butlin

Max
Levinrad
AEM

Mamie
Menzies

Brian
Merritt

TTCoach

With thanks to HAL BROOKS for the photo, and RON STANWAY for the names.

Our good friend Ron Stanway not only went to considerable trouble to supply the names, but went that step further and gave us additional information on some of the team members.

GEOFF MITCHELL was an Accordionist. BILL GODDERIDGE was the resident Pianaist. JOHNNY LANCASTER was a multi-intrumentalist. DENNIS VENTON was the Camp Comic.

CARL FORSTER and BRIAN WHITTLE were Canadian Ice Hockey Pro's, and ran the Roller Skating Rink.

ALEC McGOWAN became an Ice Figure Skating Instructor and went to USA, where he became the coach to the USA Olympic Figure Skating team. One of his pupils became an Olympic Gold Medallist. He's been in the USA ever since and still teaches.

BRIAN COXHEAD, the Boxing Instructor, was known in the boxing world as the 'Preston Farmer.'

DAVE KESSELL became a Ballroom Dance Teacher, moved to San Diego, California, where he still teaches to this day. (2012)

JOHNNY BALL went on to become a well-known TV presenter.

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Row 6: 1 Geoff Mitchell (Accordionist) 2 Duncan Menzies 3 Ted Ravenhill 4 Brian Clark 5 Ted Hughes 6 Alan Masters 7?

Row 5: 1 Johnny Lancaster (Multi Instrumentalist) 2 Archie Baker 3 John Thorn 4 Derek Lawrence 5 Glenn Maken 6 Hal Brooks 7 Bill Godderidge

Row 4: 1 Ricky McCabe 2 Brian Coxhead (Boxing Intsr) 3 Carl Forster 4 John Shaw 5 Bob Anderson 6 ?

Row 3: 1 ? 2 ? 3 Brian Whittle 4 Harry Plimpton 5 Prof Davis 6 ? 7 Don Johnson 8 ? 9 ? 10 Alec McGowan 11 Alan Kehoe 12 Johnny Ball 13 Bill Williams

Row 2: 1 Margo Roberts 2 Rosemary Challenor 3 Shirley Merritt 4 ? 5 ? 6 ? 7 ? 8 Valerie Culham 9 ? 10 ? 11 ? 12 ? 13 ?

Row 1: 1 Dave Kessell (Chief Redcoat) 2 Terry Cox 3 David Simpson (AEM) 4 Sheila Boughton (Secretary) 5 Wally Piggott (DEM & Compere) 6 Deana Brooks (Childrens Ent) 7 Colin Johnson (Ents.Manager) 8 Dee Piggott 9 Ron Stanway (AEM) 9 Jackie Jones (Radio Butlin Supervisor) 10 Max Levinrad (AEM) 11 Mamie Menzies 12 Brian Merritt (Table Tennis Coach)