BUTLINS BARRY REDCOATS 1966
|I had the pleasure of acting as
Ents. Manager to Roy Markwell, a man I had great respect for, at the
season Barry Island 1966.
It was a strange season due to the camp not being finished.
Many of the signature Butlin attractions were missing. For example: no indoor pool ( great big crack in the side); no fun fair no rock ballroom; no Blinking Owl.
This of course attracted a fair number of complaints. However, under Roy’s leadership the Ents. Department stood up well, and received praise from the London Office.
I personally learnt a lot about people and managing difficult situations.