BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977

Games, Comps, and Sports

BONNY BABIES COMPETITION

Butlins Skegness 77 Bonny Baby 1 Steve

Butlins Skegness 77 Bonny Baby 2 Steve

Butlins Skegness 77 Bonny Baby 3 Steve

Butlins Skegness 77 Bonny Baby 4 Steve

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 CHE CHE COMPETITION

Butlins Skegness 1977 Miss Che Che Steve 1

Butlins Skegness 1977 CheChe Steve 2

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 77 Fancy Dress 1 Steve

Butlins Skegness 77 Fancy Dress 2 Steve

You can make your own captions up.

BALL GAMES in the BALLROOM

Butlins Skegness 1977 games 1

Butlins Skegness 1977 games 2 Steve

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 games 3

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 games 4

I think the lady at the back needs a bucket.

Auditions for the part of a pantomime horse.

Butlins Skegness 1977 games 5 Steve

Butlins Skegness 1977 games 6 Steve

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 lucky 1 Steve

Butlins Skegness 1977 lucky 2 Steve

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 person 1 Steve

Butlins Skegness 1977 She 1 Steve

No.2 came in her school uniform.

Remember when trouser suits and flareds were all the rage?

MR & MRS

Butlins Skegness 1977 Mr Mrs Steve

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 mrmrs 2

Ever had a threesome?

And the same question to couple No.3

OLDE TYME MUSIC HALL

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 oldtime 1

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

Butlins Skegness 77 Olde Tyme 2

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

DONKEY DERBY OWNERS and JOCKEYS

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Donkey Derby 1


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

Butlins Skegness 1977 Talent Show 1

Butlins Skegness 1977 Talent Show 2

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 1

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 sports day 2

Let's stare out the photographer

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

JUNIOR TARZAN

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Tarzan 1

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Tarzan 2
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 1

BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1977 Master Mod 2

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

[Captions by 'A.J' Marriot]

With thanks to STEVE HACKWORTH for sharing these unique photos.

For more of Steve's fabulous photos, click below:

1977 SKEGNESS REDCOAT - Steve Hackworth

1977 REDCOAT PARTY

1977 SKEGNESS REDCOAT TEAM


Redcoats Reunited homepage