“Butlins has been such a game changer for us. I want us to look back on this final season and think; this was the best of them all.”
For two years, Terry McFadden had been living the dream, as a Butlins Redcoat and Entertainer. The second season was even more special, working alongside Angie Bierman, the lady that changed his life.
After ending the 1983 Summer season in true Redcoat Fashion, getting engaged whilst on duty, they were now ready to call time on their Butlins adventure and look to the future. Starting with finding regular work.
But this was Greenock in the early 80’s, it was going to be anything but easy.The job opportunities were less than what they were at the start of the year, but they remained determined and optimistic.
They weren’t even thinking about a return to their Holiday Camp life, but they couldn’t rule it out.If they did go back to Butlins for the Summer of 1984, they knew it would be for the last time.
So why not go out in style.
“How do you get the Donkeys up the Stairs?” is the final instalment of the Butlins Ayr Trilogy, written by former Butlins Ayr Redcoat, Frank McGroarty, set in the latter days of the “Hi-De-Hi” era.
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