BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1976
Lorna McElroy

FANCY DRESS COMPETITION
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The winner was Bertie Bassett. We ate him, afterwards.

FANCY DRESS COMPETITION
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Winner was the Invisible Man. We never saw him again.

JUNIOR MISS COMPETITION
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Uncle Pete, me and Jacqui Severns with the winners of the 'Junior Miss'.

KNOBBLY KNEES COMPETITION
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That's me and Cathy holding the winner of the Knobbly Knees. With legs like that, he needed support.

MASTER MOD COMPETITION
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You may have to look twice, but these are three boys - in the Master Mod competition.
Everyone was laughing because they were all bigger than me.



JUNIOR TARZAN COMPETITION
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Me and Sue Wheat with the winners of the Junior Tarazan competition.
[And, NO! - they're not all bigger than me.]


Butlins Skegness 1976 Lorna at Redcoats Reunited
Me and Eileen, about to Womble into dinner.

My Time As a Red.

Saturday mornings spent at Reception, to welcome that week’s new campers. Sunday mornings ‘Meet The Reds’ in the ballroom. Comp’s all week — Knobbly Knees, Glamorous Gran’, Donkey Derby, and Bingo — to name a few. Friday night was Prize-Giving, and then Au Revoir. Dot sang Viva Espana followed by We’ll Meet Again. And the night wasn’t complete without The Slosh.

After that it was Friday night at mine and Cathy’s chalet for a Reds’ wind-down party. Ours was the biggest chalet of all the Reds. These people became your family for the duration of the summer.

Loved my 1976 season as a Butlins Redcoat.

Lorna McElroy


See also:

1976 BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOATS

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