SKEGNESS 1973 POSTCARDS
One morning, during
my 1973 Season at Butlins Skegness, I was told by the Entertainments
Manager, Alan Ridgway, that he was excusing me morning duties, and that
I was to escort a photographer around the camp. Every now and then he
would spot a scene he liked, and then snap away. A few times he asked
me to go and find some children to pose with. My duties over, I wished
him adieu, and thought nothing more of it. Imagine my surprise,
therefore, when sometime later (it may even have been the following
season) I went into the camp shop to buy some postcards, and was
presented with a selection on which I was featured. I immediately
bought a dozen of each and sent them off to near friends and family.
And that was that - GONE. Now, however, thanks to the wonders of eBay,
I have been able to retrieve a few of those 'lost mementos' some
thirty-four years on.
are underneath the Monorail, next to the camp shop, with the Playhouse
to the rear.
Those two poor kids are nearly breaking their necks in an effort to
look up at the monorail
(which was, of course, stopped for the occasion).
of me with the two children on the Roundabout, with the Princes
was also chosen for the 1975 Butlinland Calendar (see link below).
It would be nice to think that those two children are now bringing
their own kids to Butlins
Postcard showing scene in front of the
Children's Theatre with a Redcoat and two children admiring some rose
on four postcards in all, but have only managed to retrieve two. On one
of them I was just a dot in the distance.
The fourth is described
immediately above. On the bottom right-hand corner
of the postcard will be printed the
name 'E .Nagele FRPS.'
If you have one of these, please
get in touch.
I WAS A
BUTLINS SKEGNESS REDCOAT - 1973