BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 REDCOATS

BONNY BABIES COMPETITION

If you're gonna tell a mother that her child isn't the most beautiful baby on the planet - you're a braver man than I.

MISS ChiChi COMPETITION

I think No.20 fancies the photographer.

There's something suspicious about the hair
and broad shoulders of that bent over figure.

FANCY DRESS

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

You can make your own captions up.

BALL GAMES in the BALLROOM

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

Immediately, you can see why it's called "ball" games.

This lady used to be the shooter on the school netball team.

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

I think the lady at the back needs a bucket.

Auditions for the part of a pantomime horse.

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

Redcoat Doc thinking:
"Wish I had flared trousers, like all the others."

The campers about to start praying for rain, at the Sunday morning "Meet the Redcoats." It worked every time.

THE LUCKY DIP SHOW

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

Don't know why this bloke is wearing a blindfold.
That girl looks quite pretty

I could understand it if this girl had asked for
a blindfold, before Ted Bovis moved in on her..

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

You can actually SEE what he's thinking, can't you.

MISS PERSONALITY

MISS SHE

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

No.2 came in her school uniform.

Remember when trouser suits and flareds were all the rage?

MR & MRS

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

Ever had a threesome?

And the same question to couple No.3

OLDE TYME MUSIC HALL

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

L-R: Dave Thomas (Chairman) - Steve Hackworth (Singing waiter OR butcher??),
Nat King (Singer), Dot Daniels and Doreen Bull (Soubrettes).

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

This is where Michael Jackson got the idea for "Thriller" from.

DONKEY DERBY OWNERS and JOCKEYS

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Donkey Derby

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Donkey Derby

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Donkey Derby

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Donkey Derby

MOTHER & CHILD

FATHER & SON

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

These three contestants didn't catch on that
matching outfits always score heavily.

The bloke in 3rd place had the right idea with
matching T-shirts, but forgot to tattoo the boy's arms.

BUTLIN'S GOT TALENT

The winners of the Talent Show

You always get the nutters in the earlier round, don't you.

SPORTS DAY

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 sports day

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 sports day

Let's stare out the photographer

Typical British workmen - two doing the legwork, and six watching.

JUNIOR TARZAN

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Tarzan

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Tarzan

It just proves that, if you've got a good physique, getting your
shirt off will attract the girls. (I walk around in an overcoat.)

Must have been a cold day.
Only two contestants turned up.

MASTER MOD for 14 and 15 year olds

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Master Mod

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Master Mod

Nos. 4 and 5 look a bit big for fifteen.

A joint 3rd, hey! Something tells me only four entered.

HOLIDAY PRINCESS

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Holiday Princess

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Holiday Princess

Two of the winners seem better dressed for "Miss She."

Now that's more like it.

Pictured:  STEVE HACKWORTH (Compere), with the band members from PYRAMID

With thanks to STEVE HACKWORTH for sharing these unique photos.

[Captions by "A.J" Marriot]

See also:

1977 SKEGNESS REDCOAT - Steve Hackworth

1977 REDCOAT PARTY

1977 SKEGNESS REDCOAT TEAM

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