BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1973
Meet the Redcoats - Dddave Roberts
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Fun & Games in the Ballroom
In the first game, each participant was spun round 10 or 12 times, while keeping their forehead on a putting stick,
after which they had to run back across the ballroom floor to tag the next teammate. Few ever made it without assistance.

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Pictured: Dddave Roberts - Shane Norwood - Norman Cox

Pictured: Dddave Roberts

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Butlins Skegness 1973 Dave at Redcoats Reunited 4

Pictured: David Muscroft - Dddave Roberts

Pictured: Dddave Roberts - Tim Fox - Lynne - Carol

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Butlins Skegness 1973 Dave at Redcoats Reunited 6

Pictured: Dddave Roberts - Colette - Jeff Tichmarsh

Pictured: Dddave Roberts - Pete Lacey

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Butlins Skegness 1973 Dave at Redcoats Reunited 8
Pictured: Dddave Roberts - Jeff Tichmarsh - Barbara Alison
Background: Tony Jones (Head Lifeguard) - Heather Bull

The PIGGYBACK RACE had a bit of a twist. The ladies had to carry the men.

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Butlins Skegness 1973 Dave at Redcoats Reunited 10

Pictured: Brian Hall - Dddave Roberts

Pictured: Dddave Roberts - Alan J Marriot


The participants were supposed to run, legs apart, over the crouching figures of their teammates. Some got a 'little' help.

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Butlins Skegness 1973 Dave at Redcoats Reunited 12

Pictured: Dddave Roberts

Pictured: Pete Lacey - Steve Johnson - Dddave Roberts


Not all the Games were indoors. Below left is one from "It's a Knockout." Below right is Tug-o-War from the Sportsday.

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Butlins Skegness 1973 Dave at Redcoats Reunited 14


"MOTHER & DAUGHTER" Competition

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"TARZAN & JANE" Competition

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Looking at the two pictures above, you might think there were only a few kids in th e competitions,
Below, though, you will see there were always scores waiting in the wings.
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JUNIOR PRINCESS and "JANE" Competition Winners

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Pictured: Dddave Roberts - Uncle Ray King

Pictured: Pete Lacey - Dddave Roberts
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Butlins Skegness 1973 Dave at Redcoats Reunited 24

Pictured: Dddave Roberts - Pete Lacey

Pictured: Dddave Roberts - Alan J Marriot

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With thanks to DDDave Roberts for sharing these fabulous photos.

See also:

SKEGNESS REDCOAT - Dddave Roberts

1973 BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOATS





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