BUTLINS PWLLHELI 1965
SPEAKING - Part
One day I was confronted by two girls who asked if I could direct them to the Entertainment Office. I replied "Oh no, not more bloody Australians". The laugh, in the long run, was on me. One of those two girls became my wife and we are still together after 45 years. Such is life. (This is the "fate" bit I referred to in Part I.)
One of my fellow Redcoats was Rod Skinner, who was a good drummer (see above), and we holidayed in Majorca for a couple of weeks at the end of season. It was there I realised that Wendy was the girl for me, much to Rod's disdain. Wendy and I then got engaged and she came to my hometown to live with me and my family during the 65-66 winter.
I declined the offer of further winter work with Butlins, and took a job as resident compere/vocalist in a country pub that was owned by one of my schoolmate's parents. Good days.
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In October 2012, former Pwllheli 1965 Redcoat Ian Reynolds found this page, and sent in the boxing photo below, with this email:
Enjoyed visiting your site which brought back many memories from my one and only season as a Redcoat. I am number 6 on the photo and I think number 7 is Elaine? Gee-Smythe and 10 is Mike Johnson. I thought Frankie Bull and others might enjoy the attached 'Boxing' photo which includes Frankie, Eric Bentley, Esme Van Boyd and Rod Skinner with Danny Doyle (yours truly is behind Danny). Also attached is a Daily Detail from August 1965 which might prompt someone to put a name to the unidentified faces.
Best wishes, Ian Reynolds
FRANKIE BULL Part IV - 1966 season at Pwllheli
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