Say Cheese!

Butlins Skegness 74 Christine 1


who worked alongside Uncle Leslie in the Beaver Club - Skegness 1974 season.

Butlins Skegness 74 Christine 2

Butlins Skegness 74 Christine 2

With Mike the photographer

Feeling lonely and shy on the sportsfield when ...

Butlins Skegness 74 Christine 3

Butlins Skegness 74 Christine 4

... along come Tommy and Pete on the model railway.

My friend and chalet mate Sue Wheat waving us off.

I was 18 and had just done my A levels and was due to go to London to train to be a teacher. My mum thought that I should do something over the summer to prepare me for my new life away from Yorkshire so she sent off for the application form for me to be a Lifeguard. At the interview they thought I was a bit young to be a lifeguard and although I had absolutely no theatrical talents whatsoever they gave me the job as "Aunty Chris." It wouldn't happen today. My first day at Butlins I was on stage with Uncle Pete performing "Busy Bee" and operating the lights. I still have my Butlins badge and my trade mark tiny plastic flip flops that I used to wear as a badge. Don't ask!

Butlins Skegness 74 Christine 5

Butlins Skegness 74 Christine 6

Me and Sue Wheat enjoying ourselves when ...

... along comes Uncle Pete

Butlins Skegness 74 Christine 7

Butlins Skegness 74 Christine 8

... who wrestles me to the ground ... 

  ... and continues on the sportsfield.

Butlins Skegness 1974 Christine 9

Off to find Captain Blood.
(Christine, Jackie, Pete)

 When I went to Butlins I was ever so shy, but that didn't last long. But I have to thank Uncle Pete for that. He was great. I still have a huge teddy bear that he left on my doorstep. He had the hots for Pam I recall. He's sitting next to her in the team picture. Oh! and it rained nearly every day!

Cheers, Christine

see also BUTLINS SKEGNESS Redcoat team photo


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