RICHARD PARKIN - doing the lunchtime spiel for the champagne spin.
Windsor Dining Room - 1966
Richard Parkin (me) outside York Dining Room with Liz Plows and Johnny Cross. (1965)
That's me - 'Tuba man' - outside York Dining Room, with campers Janice and Martha from Airdrie, Scotland (1965)
Some of the week's winners
from Windsor House. The Redcoat on the left is Drummond - me right. (1966)
All the winners for that week,
from Windsor House. (1966)
Each year I looked forward to
returning to my life at Butlins –
it was a real thrill for the son of a
who had led a sheltered existence.
Taken in the Regency Rock Ballroom, with
Campers Janice (she returned!), Marjorie and Moira with fellow Red Rob. 1966
Butlins changed my life in the
most positive of ways, and I never really looked back. Ron
Stanway taught me so much about people interaction: ‘Always leave
smiling’ was what he told me, and that advice still rings true.