BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1973
One morning, during my 1973 Season at Butlins
Skegness, I was told by the Entertainments Manager, Alan Ridgway, that he
was excusing me morning duties, and that I was to escort a photographer around
the camp. Every now and then he would spot a scene he liked and snap away.
A few times he asked me to go and find some children to pose with in shot.
My duties over, I wished him adieu, and thought nothing more of it. Imagine
my surprise, therefore, when sometime later (it may even have been the following
season) I went into the camp shop to buy some postcards, and was presented
with a selection on which I was featured. I immediately bought a dozen of
each and sent them off to near friends and family. And that was that - GONE.
Now, however, thanks to the wonders of eBay, I have been able to retrieve
a few of those "lost mementos" some thirty-four years on.
Here we are underneath the Monorail, next to
the camp shop, with the Playhouse to the rear.
Those two poor kids are nearly breaking their necks in an effort to look
up at the monorail
(which was, of course, stopped for the occasion).
This shot of me with the two children on the
Roundabout, with the Princes Building behind,
was also chosen for the 1975 Butlinland Calendar (see link below).
It would be nice to think that those two children are now bringing their
own kids to Butlins
Postcard showing scene in front of the Children's Theatre with a Redcoat
and two children admiring some rose bushes.
I appeared on four postcards in all, but have
only managed to retrieve two.
On one of them I was just a dot in the distance.
The fourth is described immediately above.
On the bottom right-hand corner of the postcard will be printed the name
"E .Nagele FRPS."
If you have one of these, please get in touch.
I WAS A BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOAT - 1973
1973 BUTLINS CALENDAR
1973 BUTLINS SKEGNESS