BUTLINS PWLLHELI 1965 1966 1967
THE BUTLIN STOREY
We are delighted to
welcome our latest Redcoat
to contribute to this website - GAIL STOREY:
Our grateful thanks go to GAIL STOREY for sharing the following photos and memories.
I was a Butlins Redcoat at Pwllheli in the years 1965, 1966, and 1967. I was a student at the time, and always looked forward to the summer and going to Pwllheli. I was interviewed at a hotel in Nottingham and then later received the letter to say I was to start at Pwllheli. A train ride, a uniform check, and then it was the real thing.
At first it was very strange to talk to campers, but once I had settled in it was the best job I have ever had.
I learnt many new dances; how to organise competitions - including darts, snooker, and whist. I also called Bingo.
Hello 'A.J' - After our chat, it brought back more memories:
Can you remember the bus trip to the grave of Lloyd George? The best coffee and scones in the cafe there?
I used to do a trampoline act in the Redcoat
Show [Smile! darn you
- smile!] and also gave demo's
I loved the Ball Games on a Friday. There was always a lot of
between the Reds for their teams.
I was so lucky as I met Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Jewel & Ben
The Morton Frazer Harmonica Gang,
It was a sad day when I had to get a
teaching job and settle down.
I often wonder what happened to the many campers I met, as well as the
Even now when I hear the song "We'll Meet Again" I think of Friday night in the Gaiety ballroom.
Continue scrolling down to see more of Gail's memories:
I have many happy memories and would love to meet up with some former Redcoats from those years.
If you wish to contact Gail, please email her by clicking on the link below: