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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:45 pm
by Basilbrush
Hello Gang!
A big thank you to all those who've already paid their deposits for the REDCOAT REUNION 23-26 May Skegness. Numbers are now building up nicely. To those who are still hesitating, could I request that you pay your deposit of £35 ASAP, as the price of £138 per person (half-board) will increase on 16th January. You can get in touch with me via this site, or go to the REDCOAT REUNION page of my website: or (N.B. They're mirror sites, so you only need to visit one of them.)
Hoping to hear from you soon.

red re union

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:06 am
by catmad
Come on you x reds get your name down, it should be a great weekend, and AJ has worked really hard on it.

Reds Reunion.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:36 pm
by frank worrall
Looking forward to meeting all those ex Barry Reds, at least six or seven up till now. Looking at the photos on the above site, I am sure I know a number of them. One still owes me a fiver, but as another red said, if its the one I said I stand no chance. Meeting all the others from all the other camps will be brilliant, and will bring back a lot of memories of Butlins, and will give me quite a lot more I am sure.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:10 pm
by Basilbrush
Hello Gang!
A big thank you to all those who've already paid their deposits for the REDCOAT REUNION 23-26 May Skegness. I am delighted to inform you that we have now hit the numbers we required to secure the bookings and the Convention Room. However, there's still plenty of room for lots more of you to join us. We're going to freeze the cost at £140 per adult and £90 per child till 1st March, but then it will have to increase. You can get in touch with me via this site, or go to the REDCOAT REUNION page of my website: or (N.B. They're mirror sites, so you only need to visit one of them.)
Hoping to hear from you soon.

Keep the dogs off

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:49 pm
by frank worrall
Sorry A J for forgetting that final payment for the Redcoat Reunion 23rd - 26th May at Skegness was due on the 10th March. Final payment in the post, you even caught up with me sitting on the banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland, in our caravan. Looking forward to the reunion, would have sent you a hagis, but not allowed to send wild life through the post. Im told they can give you a very nasty bite especially if wearing a kilt.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:38 pm
by Basilbrush
Hello Gang,
Just to remind you all that the balance of your payments for the REDCOAT REUNION 23-26 May at Butlins Skegness, is now due. For anyone who hasn't yet booked, may I advise you that the booking fee will increase on 1st April (No, it's not an April Fool's joke!!). As for those who aren't staying on site, but wish to attend some of our functions, here is some additional information:

DAY VISITORS can join our Convention at the following rates:To use the Convention Room between between 10am and 6pm you can purchase a pass @ £5 per day.We have negotiated a special arrangement for the evening events, whereby you can stay on after 6pm, so long as you remain in the Convention Room, and do not attempt to gain access to any of the Butlins entertainment complexes or bars etc. To attend the Friday night Wine Reception and Welcome presentation - tickets cost £12. For the whole of Sunday, including the Farewell and Au Revoir presentation, tickets cost £10. If you would like full access to the Convention, over the duration of the event, you can buy a pass for just £25.
[Please note: Prices of tickets and passes does not include cost of admission to the Butlins centre itself.]
All tickets must be purchased from us IN ADVANCE. Anyone who turns up without a ticket, will not be allowed in. Please e-mail me at: to purchase tickets.

Nearly time.

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 5:54 pm
by frank worrall
This time next week it will be well underway and a few dreams will be shattered, by this I mean we will have seen the face behind the names. Only joking, Im sure we will all be happy meeting up, although never wanted to read the book about the Archers (a radio series for you youngsters who have never heard it), as seeing the charecters photos would have spoilt my idea of how they looked. One thing for sure there will be a lot of funny charecters at Skegness next weekend self included.

After the show.

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 5:32 pm
by frank worrall
First my wife Marion and I would like to thank A.J. for all the work and all the time he put into makeing the weekend such a great success, and all the Reds and their guests for being such a welcoming and friendly bunch (of course). Also the Laurel and Hardy fan club members for being the same. It brought back all the good memories of Butlins as it was, all those past experiences relived with an interesting bunch of people if not unique in their love of Butlins.

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:52 pm
by SkegRed
l'll second that Frank and Marion, A.J, put on a good show,l certainly wouldnt have had the patience, time and dedication to the Reunion like he had.

Pity the weather wasnt warmer,as its left me with a sore throat thick head and in a sweat.( l think its double pneumonia,or just a mans flu)

Was certainly good to meet Redcoats from other Camps l'd never met,especially the Bygone friends on this website,Good sport Val(Catmad) Frank and Marion, also A.J,(Basilbrush), and what a very nice person Nigel(Bionic Red), my friends Ken Wood and Sheila from the 60s when we were Redcoats together,and of course my good friend Mike Onions and his lovely wife Janet,a Reunion to remember.

Not a lot to photograph as there was no functions in the Conference Hall only film shows

We did have a few photos and camcorders when the Redcoats and Laurel & Hardy members grouped to gether for the photo call

What l enjoyed most was each Redcoat having to go out in front of the members and talk about ones self whilst there was a Redcoat Photo of you on the Screen,had a few laughs over that

l'll add a few photos of my weekend with the Reunion and my family,
l thought l had more photos than l had,cant see the one with Val(Catmad on)

You'll see BM bear on a couple ,with my Grandkids ,BM bear also made friends with another Bear he met,hes also on the photo with him , he seemed pleased when l handed him over to our Val to go with her who wouldnt,

Apart from one photo of A.J, (Basilbrush ) the rest are my family,
skegred Andy

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:54 pm
by SkegRed
Just one or two more photos to add

skegred Andy


PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:30 pm
by catmad

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by catmad


PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:35 pm
by catmad

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 3:31 am
by Joker
Well it looks like I missed out on a treat. Glad you all had a good time, hope that Bear behaved ?

Now about Photo resizing, I have written a guide to resizing and made it as easy as possible (not saying you lot don't know one end of a computer from the other, but we all have to start somewhere and it's better being easy than having to explain at a later date) I'll stop making the hole I'm digging bigger and get on with it. :)


re sizing

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 3:52 pm
by catmad
I think I have downloaded it, only I don't know how to do it still, I shall play around and I'm sure I will eventually get the photos on here, bear with me.