BUTLINS OCEAN HOTEL SALTDEAN
Winter 1964-65 BRIGHTON
SPEAKING - Part
by Frankie Bull
I was delighted when I was offered work at the Ocean Hotel, Saltdean, Brighton for the 64-65 winter season. I was told it was unusual for a first-year Red' to be offered winter work, so I was particularly chuffed.
The Ocean was a tremendous learning curve for me and I quickly settled in to the routine. Vince and Pam Dimmano were my first managers there. I met the brilliant Martin Tiffen, who was perhaps the best compere I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. (Mike Onions was also damn good.)
We had a couple of temporary managers (Al Harris might have been one. I can't remember) and then Peter and Jo Millington came along. Peter was a very talented musician - great pianist, trombonist, and no slouch on the drums either.
I had the pleasure, too, of working alongside the great Jimmy Noon and his lovely wife, Lynda Noon. I was to catch up with them both many years later (1988 and 2000) when they were both still at the "Ocean."
Other BRIGHTON Photos:
FRANKIE BULL Part IV - 1966 season at Pwllheli
We are sincerely grateful
to the photographers
who took these pictures,
and preserved them as windows to the past, and to FRANKIE BULL for sharing them.