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    ChrisNZ Guest

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    Hi to Anne and to any of you guys still out there, Paul, Robert, Phil, Terry, Malcolm,(hope names are right, it's been a while) have posted some photos. Was Cashier in Butlins Clacton office summer of 1963 during working holiday from NZ. Cashed up the tills and bars at night and banked next morning, was a bit of a worry walking around the camp at night with a bag of cash, but the odd free beer along the way helped. During the day calculated dividends for punters at the horse race films. Great band in the Crazy Horse Saloon, guitarist would play some riffs with the guitar slung backwards behind his head. Dance Hall patrons would totally lose it when the DJ played the Beatles' Twist and Shout. The Camp also had an instant photo booth and a visual jukebox, where film clips of the pop artists of the day performing a number could be viewed, a sort of clunky forerunner to the MTV generation to come. Great fun, great friends, great times.
    Went back to Clacton in 2003 during UK trip expecting to see the lovely old Camp, but someone had stolen it. I think that people like us who have been in this and other similar almost unreal environments (it hardly seemed like work) never quite get over it and love to look back on such good times.
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    Last edited by ChrisNZ; 21-04-17 at 10:40 PM.

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    deelieta Guest


    FANTASTIC photos!

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    FayeOlive1969 Guest


    Hi everyone does anyone remember a Colin Nixon that worked at Butlins Clacton from the mid to late sixties please?

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