BUTLINS MINEHEAD and FILEY
The Royalists

BUTLINS MINEHEAD 1964

Our First Publicity Photo
Left: Malcolm 'Mac' Murray. Right: Roy Bould

My name is Royston (Roy) Bould. My Group 'The Royalists' (a 4-piece ) played at Minehead Camp for a
20-week season in 1964, and we had done a pre-season week there earlier (for a conference) in the March.

We played mainly in the 'Pig and Whistle', but also in the 'Blinking Owl', and we opened the Show in the Gaiety Theatre
on Saturday nights. The Entertainments Manager was Al Harris.

ON STAGE ...

... AND OFF

BUTLINS FILEY 1965

BUTLINS FILEY 1965

This is us in the 'Pig and Whistle', Minehead, 1964.
The four heads on the wall are last season's group.

Having a fag break.
[I think it was compulsory to smoke in those days.].

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BUTLINS FILEY 1965

Being mobbed by screaming fans in
'Pig and Whistle', Minehead, 1964.

We played the Bognor Camp in 1965 for a pre-season week, again for a conference (Round Table, I think) where the star was Ted Ray. We were then sent to Filey for the rest of the season. (14 weeks, mainly with grey overcast skies!) At Filey we played the 'Sportsman Bar'. A great experience, especially Scots' fortnight! [Sorry to say we have no photos from 1965.]

We returned to Filey for the 68-69 seasons as a trio, playing in the 'French Bar,'
for which I am happy to say we DO have some photos.

BUTLINS FILEY 1968

BUTLINS FILEY 1968

We thought we looked great in our white slacks and white polo-neck sweaters ...

... but looking at this photo, some people may think we're wearing long-johns

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BUTLINS FILEY 1968

The fourth guy in the picture [back right] is the Asst. Ents. Manager.
I think his name was Bill.

BUTLINS FILEY 1969

BUTLINS FILEY 1969

This is us with Billy Joel on keyboards, before he went on to better things. (Kiddin'!! That's me during my 'cool' look.)

We also we performed part-time Redcoat duties for 9 hours per week, in exchange for a "Concessionaire Pass" entitling us
to Bed & Breakfast on camp. (Musicians on contracts normally had to stay off camp).

BUTLINS FILEY 1968 1969

BUTLINS FILEY 1968 1969

The "Junior Miss competition, or something similar. FILEY

Looks like Ken Hopson is fighting over the winner of
the "Daily Sketch Guinness Girl". Is that really her title?

We did mainly Reception duties on Saturdays, and various competitions during the week. Great fun.

BUTLINS FILEY 1968 1969

BUTLINS FILEY 1968 1969

And this looks like a "Mr. & Mrs." style competition.

If you are wondering why Mac is walking around
with his trousers legs pulled up, see below!

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BUTLINS FILEY 1968 1969

WINNERS OF THE KNOBBLY KNEES COMPETITION
FILEY 1968 or 69
John (far left); Me (Roy Bould - 2nd from right); Mac (far right)

Behind the No.1 winner is Brian and behind No.3 is Garth Sutcliffe.
If you know who the two Redcoats girls are, please write in. [See below!]

I've looked on your webpage and, in the Filey 68 Redcoat team photo, I remember about 10 faces. Not bad after 45 years.
Still seems like yesterday. I still played pro' until two years ago.

Hope to have a reply from you and, hopefully, that someone will remember us. It's been a long time.

Regards,

Roy Bould

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Angela Robinson writes:

"In the last picture, the Redcoat on the left is ME (Angela Robinson, as was) and the girl on the right I thought was a Diane (not bad for 48 years ago!) - checked on the picture of Redcoats at Filey 1968 and see her name is Diane Hall!! I really am loving all this Redcoat stuff - brings back memories! Showed my son (aged 34) the pictures - and he said I hadn't changed a bit! With all good wishes, Angela Brice (nee Robinson)"

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

If you have any comments about the above, or wish to contact Roy,
then please send a message to "A.J" Marriot by clicking on the icon.


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See Also:

1965 BUTLINS FILEY REDCOATS version 1

1968 BUTLINS FILEY REDCOATS

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