BUTLINS SKEGNESS BEAVER CLUB 1972-1973

Butlins Skegness Beaver Club 1972 at Redcoats Reunited

Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here
The 1973 Butlins Beaver Club Redcoat Team.
L-R: Uncle Pete, Auntie Barbara, Uncle Ray, and Aunty Eve

The little boy pictured front centre is Peter Steele, who wrote to me as follows:
"I was a 10 year-old in 1973 and remember vividly the children's entertainers -
Ray King, Uncle Pete, Aunty Barbara (who I had a massive crush on!) and Aunty Eve.
They made a massive impression on me, during what was my first Butlin's holiday."

If you read this, Auntie Barbara, please get in touch with little Peter - he's forty-four now!

These photographs come under the title "Children's Games," although
maybe the one on the right should come under "Adult Games."

Butlins Skegness 1973 Sports Day 1

Chief Redcoat Norman encouraging these boys, by telling them the winner will get to see Aunty Eve's knickers.

He's not the Chief Redcoat - He's a very naughty boy!
(Photos from 1973 - courtesy of  Aunty Eve)

Uncle Ray reckons, when you've got so many children to keep on eye on, you can't beat a bird's-eye view.
(Photos from 1973 - courtesy of  Uncle Ray and Aunty Eve)

This looks like just another ramble, but look closely and you'll see that some of the children are
dressed as pirates, ready to track down the infamous CAPTAIN BLOOD - who, apparently,
had stolen all the cutlery from the dining room. (And there's me thinking it was the campers!)

(Photos from 1972 - courtesy of  Aunty Eve) Also pictured: Janet Onions.

Butlins Skegness 1972 rounders at Redcoats Reunited

  A typical Rounders Team
Photos from 1972 - courtesy of  Aunty Eve).Also pictured: Janet Onions.

Just to say, those spots in the sky are the carriages on the overhead chairlift.

If "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" thought
she had a problem with too many kids, she should have
tried working just one day in the Children's Theatre
.

Uncle Ray advising the kids: "If you feel a need
to go for a wee, put your hand up!"

(Photos from 1972 - courtesy of  AuntyEve)

Here's what Aunty Eve had to tell me about the two photos above:

"I have some great pictures of the kids in the children's theatre all crammed together 3 on a seat! It would not be allowed nowadays. Also the seats were theatre tip-up seats, and some of the smaller children would kneel on them and then get their legs trapped when the seat tipped up. They didn't complain until the end of the show when they couldn't get out of their seat!"

"We have some funny memories of some of the things that happened in the kids theatre e.g. the kids laughing so much the little ones would wet themselves and the wee would run down the raked floor and end up in a pool in front of the stage."

I've got news for you, Aunty Eve, the same kids are still doing that, only now it's in an old folks home!

o-o-o-0-o-o-o

UNCLE RAY & AUNTY EVE

SUNDAY IS FUNDAY

1972 BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOATS

1973 BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOATS

See also:

1967 BUTLINS AYR REDCOATS

1969 BUTLINS PWLLHELI REDCOATS

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