In 1969 I joined the Ayr Entertainments team as a lifeguard during the day, and Redcoat in the evenings.
I returned in 1970, and now here in 1971 I'm doing my third season at BUTLINS AYR.
[You can view my '69 and '70 seasons by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.]
ALAN RIDGWAY was the Ent's Manager for my first two seasons, but here in 71 BRETT CRESSWELL took over that role, and brought in almost a completely new team - meaning that most of my old mates had gone.
And so, with all the Redcoats waving GOODBYE - in the finale of the Redcoat Show - that is also my fond farewell to Butlins. I'd had three fabulous seasons, during which I met some really nice campers, some super staff members, and worked with some terrific Redcoats, Entertainers, and Managers.Albert Mosley
I'd been a Lifeguard, done Redcoat duties, and then, during this 1971 season, been promoted to Chief Redcoat. I'd also appeared in the Redcoat Shows for all three seasons.
So I'd had a great time - and what great times they were. Wish I could do it all again!!
With thanks to ALBERT MOSLEY for sharing these unique photos.