BUTLINS SKEGNESS 1974
time around our REDCOAT PROFILE is CHRISTINE CHEESEBOROUGH,
was 18 and had just done my A levels and was due to go to London to
to be a teacher. My mum thought that I should do something over the
to prepare me for my new life away from Yorkshire so she sent off for
application form for me to be a Lifeguard. At the interview they
I was a bit young to be a lifeguard and although I had absolutely no
talents whatsoever they gave me the job as "Auntie Chris." It wouldn't
today. My first day at Butlins I was on stage with Uncle Pete
"Busy Bee" and operating the lights. I still have my Butlins badge and
trade mark tiny plastic flip flops that I used to wear as a badge.
When I went to Butlins I was ever so shy, but that didn't last long. But I have to thank Uncle Pete for that. He was great. I still have a huge teddy bear that he left on my doorstep. He had the hots for Pam I recall. He's sitting next to her in the team picture. Oh! and it rained nearly every day!
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