BUTLINS REDCOATS REUNITED

Dedicated to ALL the Butlins Redcoats, Entertainers, Staff, Management,
and millions of Campers, who have happy memories of their times spent at

BUTLINS HOLIDAY CAMPS and HOTELS

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Meet your Redcoats Reunited web host
A.J Marriot
( aka: 'Basil Brush' )
Butlins Skegness 1973 - 1974
Butlins Blackpool 1974

I WAS A BUTLINS REDCOAT
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REDCOATS
REUNITED

  Since our beginning on 31st January 2007, we have reunited scores of former Butlins Redcoats who, otherwise, would never have found each other. We have also posted hundreds of photos of former Butlins Redcoats and Entertainment staff, on this website, for tens of thousands of former Butlins staff and Campers to enjoy.
  The only way we can continue to do this is if YOU send us in your stories, memories and photos of your years with BUTLINS.
Sincere thanks to all those who have contributed so far, and to those who are about to.

Now click on the underlined HEADINGS below to browse hundreds of pages of memories which otherwise would have been lost.

BUTLINS SKEGNESS


BUTLINS SKEGNESS

BUTLINS SKEGNESS OUTDOOR POOL

BUTLINS SKEGNESS SKATING RINK

1973

1974

FEATURED
REDS

FILM
FOOTAGE

REDCOAT
TEAMS

SUNDAY IS FUNDAY

HERI HARRISON
1947
JENIE MERILION
1966
JUDITH SHEPPARD
1971-72
BEAVER CLUB
1972-73
DDDAVE ROBERTS
1972 – 1974
PAULA MANCHESTER
1973-74
UNCLE PETE
1973

ALAN J MARRIOT
1973-74 Adult Comps
A.J MARRIOT
1973 Kids' Comps

DDDAVE ROBERTS
1973
A.J MARRIOT
1974 Kids' Comps

UNCLE PETE
1974
CHRISTINE
1974
UNCLE PETE
1975
LORNA McELROY
1976
JOE TAYLOR
1976-77
REDCOAT PARTY
1976
STEVE HACKWORTH
1977
COMPS & GAMES
1977
REDCOAT PARTY
1977
NICK GILCHRIST
1979
MARTIN KELLEHER
1980
ANDY 'Roddy' ROWAN
1983-87 info wanted

KENNIE JONES
1988


  1963
FOOTAGE
Chairlift and Funfair


 1964
BEACHCOMBER
Pathe News

1965
FOOTAGE
Monorail



1974

The Big Fire













1947

1954
1955
1956

1959

1961

1962

1963

1966
1967

1968
1969

1971
  1972
1973
1974






1975
1976
 
1977





1978

1979

1980
1981

1982

1984


 1973 BUTLINS SKEGNESS PROGRAMME

 1973 REDCOAT ROLL CALL

1973 BUTLINS POSTCARDS

1975 BUTLINLAND CALENDAR

 1974 REDCOAT ROLL CALL

 1974 MENU


THE LESSER-SPOTTED REDCOAT

MEMOIRS of a BUTLINS REDCOAT
Snippets from Alan J Marriot's 1973-74 Skegness seasons

  A.J MARRIOT - 1966 Pwllheli Holiday

 BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1938
Al Bowlly and the origin of 'Goodnight Campers'

BUTLINS SKEGNESS - From the Air
Aerial photos of Butlins Skegness, taken in 1977

BUTLINS SKEGNESS - The Camp
General views around the Skegness Camp in 1977

  SKEGNESS MONORAIL

  POSTCARD REDS
postcards featuring Redcoats from all Camps

  BEACHCOMBER BARS
postcard views of Beachcomber Bars at Skegness, Ayr,
Bognor, Filey, Minehead, (and Clacton).

  BUTLINS SKEGNESS frontage
postcard views of Butlins Skegness from the main road


BUTLINS AYR


BUTLINS BARRY

BUTLINS AYR gardens

BUTLINS BARRY pool camp train

FEATURED
REDS

FEATURED
YEARS

REDCOAT
TEAMS

FEATURED
REDS

FEATURED
YEARS

REDCOAT
TEAMS

DOREEN PERRY
1953 1954 1955


CAROL BANNISTER
1964

ALBERT MOSLEY
1969

ALBERT MOSLEY
1970

ALBERT MOSLEY
1971

1972-73

1964


1969

 1953

 1954

1955

1963

1964

1964

1966

 1967

 1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1969
1969
1972
1972
1972
1975

 BARRY 1969
Camp views


1966

1969

1971

1972

1973

1975
names wanted

BUTLINS BOGNOR


BUTLINS CLACTON

BUTLINS BOGNOR outdoor pool

BUTLINS CLACTON outdoor pool

FEATURED
REDS

FILM
FOOTAGE

REDCOAT
TEAMS

FEATURED
REDS

FILM
FOOTAGE

REDCOAT
TEAMS

LIZ MUNDAY
1960

HAL BROOKS
1961 1962

MIKE WALL
1964

GARY MARTIN
1974

TREVOR GREEN
1974

KERRY CONROY
1978

LOUIS MORTER
1986

1961


1960

1962

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1986


GAY BROWNLEY
1949 - 1960

  GAY BROWNLEY
1961

GAY BROWNLEY
1962 indoors

GAY BROWNLEY
1962 outdoors

with home-movie footage
from Butlins Clacton 1963

NICKY KNIGHT
1962

GAY BROWNLEY
1963

BABS PALMER
1962-66

CHRIS WILLIAMS
1964-66

JOANNA LEE
1975

1980

1983


1961



1967


1970

1948

1955

1956

1957



1961

1962

1963

1966

1969


1970

names wanted

1972

1975

BUTLINS FILEY


BUTLINS MINEHEAD

BUTLINS FILEY outdoor pool

BUTLINS MINEHEAD outdoor pool

FEATURED
REDS

FILM
FOOTAGE

REDCOAT
TEAMS

FEATURED
REDS

FEATURED
YEARS

REDCOAT
TEAMS

 SHIRLEY WILLOUGHBY
1955 1956
with home-movie footage
from Butlins Filey 1956

ANNE CANTWELL
1961

VALERIE ROUND
1961

PENNY HOLMES
1963 - 1965

RICHARD PARKIN
1963 - 1964

TAM MAGUIRE
1965

RICHARD PARKIN
1965 - 1966

ARTHUR HUNTER-BLAIR
1966-67

 LES LAWRENCE
1966

ROY BOULD
& The Royalists

1965 68 69

CHRISTINE BOLAND
1970

 CAROLE COOPER
1973-74

LYN METCALFE
1974

1949
FOOTAGE


1960s
FOOTAGE


1956

1961

 1963

1964

1965 team 1

1965 team 2





1966




1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

 1975

TONY WALKER
1962

PENNY HOLMES
1962

ROY BOULD
& The Royalists

1964

 KENNIE JONES
1984-87

1962

1964

1984-87

2011 Birthday

1962

1968
names wanted


1973
1975
1976

1979

1981

BUTLINS MOSNEY


BUTLINS PWLLHELI

BUTLINS MOSNEY SKATING RINK

BUTLINS PWLLHELI LAWNS POSTCARD

FEATURED
REDS

FEATURED
YEARS

REDCOAT
TEAMS

FEATURED
REDS

FEATURED
YEARS

REDCOAT
TEAMS

HERI HARRISON
1948


1948

1966
names wanted

HAL BROOKS
1958

HAL BROOKS
1960

PETER FORSYTH
1960

 JOHNNY EAGLAND
1964


FRANKIE BULL
1965

FRANKIE BULL
1966

GAIL STOREY
1965-67

DAVE SANSOME
1966-67

 ALAN J MARRIOT
my 1966 holiday

 LYN METCALFE
1975

KENNIE JONES
1983-92


1958


1960



1964

1965

1966

1967

1975

Butlins Railway
home-movie



1983

1984

1985


1956 STAFF
1958
1959

1960
1961
1963

Queen's visit


1964

1965
1966
1967
1968

1969


1970

1975
1976

1977

1978
names wanted

BUTLINS HOTELS

BUTLINS BLACKPOOL
Metropole Hotel


BUTLINS BRIGHTON
Ocean Hotel, Saltdean

BUTLINS METROPOLE HOTEL BLACKPOOL

BUTLINS OCEAN HOTEL SALTDEAN BRIGHTON

FEATURED
REDS

FEATURED
YEARS

REDCOAT
TEAMS

FEATURED
REDS

FEATURED
YEARS

REDCOAT
TEAMS

 JOHNNY MANS
1965

VAL SAVAGE
1974

ALAN J MARRIOT
1974

 LYN METCALFE
1974-75

 CAROLE COOPER
1974-75


BLACKPOOL 1965



BLACKPOOL 1974


BLACKPOOL 1975


1965


1974 team 1

1974 team 2
names wanted

CAROL LUPTON
1959-62

VALERIE ROUND
Winter 1961-62

 JOHNNY MANS
1962

BABS PALMER
Winter 1964-67

Winter 1964-65

ANN O'NEILL
1972

CAROLE COOPER
1975

BRIGHTON 1959

BRIGHTON 1960

BRIGHTON 1961

BRIGHTON 1962

BRIGHTON 1964

BRIGHTON 1965

BRIGHTON 1972

BRIGHTON 1975

1961

1962

1965


1968



1972

1975
names wanted

BUTLINS MARGATE
St. Georges, Queens, Norfolk Hotel, CLIFTONVILLE

BUTLINS GRAND HOTEL CLIFTONVILLE MARGATE

FEATURED
REDS

FEATURED
YEARS

REDCOAT
TEAMS

MARGATE - Eileen Leisk
circa 1955-57

TONY WALKER
1963

JOHNNY MANS
1964-67

VALERIE WILLMOTT
1969


1959
FOOTAGE
Children's Comp's

MARGATE 1963

MARGATE 1964
MARGATE 1965
MARGATE 1966
MARGATE 1967


MARGATE 1969


1957
and updated

1960

1965

1966


1969

BUTLINS MARGATE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME 1963


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EXTRAS

REDCOAT PROFILES

BUTLINS BIOGS

ALAN NICHOLS
1976 - 1986

UNCLE RAY & AUNTY EVE
 

 MARTIN KELLEHER
1980

MIKE ONIONS
Compere

 ROY BOULD and The Royalists
1964 MINEHEAD --- 1965, 68, 69 FILEY

CAMPERS' CORNER
where Campers share their photos and stories.

Kinsey Family - Skegness 1973 and 1974

Holmes Family - FILEY 1947 to 1956

 Holmes Family - SKEGNESS 1950 and 1957

Sue Emmerson - SKEGNESS 1970s

Come on you Campers - WHERE ARE YOU???
Do you have a photograph with your favourite Redcoat, or maybe in a competition?
This is your big chance to exchange memories with the people who were there!

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   2 June 2020

  RADIO BUTLIN GIRLS GALLERY

Do you have a photo of a Radio Butlin announcer at the consul? Then please send it in.

Radio Butlin Skegness at Redcoats Reunited

  Listen to 'Cavatina' while you browse the page.

RADIO BUTLIN DUTIES

Listen to 'Sleepy Shores' while you browse the page

  13 December 2019

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REDCOAT RULE BOOK
Remember that little Rule book you were given with a list of 'Dos and Don'ts.'
Well, if you've forgotten, here is one to help you remember.

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If you are a former Redcoat, from ANY Butlins Camp or Hotel,
between 1936 and 1986, please write to me with your
memories, anecdotes, or funny stories.

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 RED TALES IN THE SUNSET

Stories sent in by former Redcoats, about their time at Butlins.

Last addition - Joe Taylor (Skegness 1976 and 1977)

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 25 February 2018

REDCOATS R.I.P.  

Obituaries of those former Butlins Redcoats and entertainers
who have gone to that big Holiday Camp in the sky

RON STANWAY - R.I.P.

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LAUREL and HARDY at BUTLINS SKEGNESS

LAUREL HARDY BUTLINS SKEGNESS

An account of the week in 1947 when legendary film comedians
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy played a week at Butlins Skegness -
plus the time they stayed at the hotels in MARGATE,
and BLACKPOOL - which later became Butlins.

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 25 February 2018

REDCOAT REUNION 2008 PICTURES

BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOAT REUNION 2008

25 February 2018

 REDCOAT RANDOM REMARKS

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