This lovely photo has no information written on it as it sits in my photo album. The gentleman standing here is proudly representing the Butlin's Redcoat with the campers on riding on the elephant. Look at the rear, we see the classic icon Redcoat on the wall. I suspect this location to be Skegness however, this is not confirmed.
UPDATE: Thank you to Chris T for this information "That's Saucy... She died in 1960 and was much loved here in Skegnesss."
There is no further information written on the rear of this photo.
Update: Thank you to honoured member of this website, Babs Morrision , for an update on this photo regarding the uniform "For a while Black Trousers /Skirts and shoes were uniform. I do not think it was for long. They seem to have gone full circle, back to the uniform l wore, even to the blue trim on the jacket"
This has to be one of favorite photos as these two people are just fantastic to see on the bike, so very happy. Also take note of that lovely logo in the background, stunning to see. I had suspected that this Brighton Hotel, Saltdean.
Update: Honoured member, Babs Morrison, has given me an update on this photo "Ocean Hotel Saltdean, in these days, You could send your luggage ahead by British Rail, it would be in reception when you arrived."
This lovely photo does have some information on the rear. It has the following "Butlins Camp Filey 1 - 7 - 66 Pig & Whistle Bar as Bar Waited Sup"
Update: Honoured member, Babs Morrision, seems to have the knowledge we all love to read and sent this for us all to read "So this lovely chap, will have been a Bluecoat supervisor, l think. X thanks Mark. I have a few holding a number. When the photographer started a new reel of film, he would always ask someone to hold a number so he could add it to reel."
Update 2: A member of Bab's group, Butlins redcoat and staff photo memories, has also given some excellent information. Lyndon R commented: "That was the book of tickets that started with that number, that were handed to the punters to present when collecting their pics. IIR, there were copies of the pics displayed in the photo shop windows"
The only thing that I can tell you about this photo is that I am very lucky to own it and it has on the rear "Kodacolor Print, made by Kodak Limited London, August 1959" What a smashing photo to share with you all 🙂
What a photo to own in my collection and its so very beautiful. Four Redcoats outside Radio Butlin in a location I suspect to be Skegness not 100% sure.
A smashing photo!
This photo is very important as it shows the chalet designs but look closer....the curtains, they are very well known to many. Dated on the rear by Kodak as October 1964
I have made this photo bigger so you can have a closer look. On the rear it has "Golden Memories Ltd Clacton-on-sea" and in pencil "Essex"
Another photo that I am so happy to own and share with you today is this beautiful one. These two lovely ladies are showing us that stunning gem on the right-hand side and I believe next to that is the gaiety theatre, what a photo to share, I am super in love with it as it shows so much more, thank you to these ladies for this opportunity to see Butlins from this time. I do not know when it was taken or the location.
Dated the 9th June 1961, this photo was taken at Butlins AYR in the Pig & Whistle.
I believe this is Butlin's Barry Island photo, I am awaiting for some to confirm this.