Monthly meeting on 15th February 2022 at 14:00

BUTLINS. The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Talk by: Stephen Wells

Monthly Meeting – open to all Cardiff U3A members

Speaker biography

Stephen Wells began his career as a Butlins Redcoat and went on to become the Entertainment Executive responsible for booking some of the biggest stars in Show Business. This wonderful and very amusing talk is fully illustrated and includes lots of great stories about the stars, including Cliff Richard, Josef Locke, Jimmy Tarbuck, Des OConnor, Cannon & Ball, Ringo Starr, Les Dennis, Tommy Trinder, Max Wall and many more. A fascinating and very funny talk that will be enjoyed both by those who have enjoyed Butlin holidays and by those who never went. With just £5.00 Billy Butlin built a holiday empire that gave pleasure to millions! You will discover the real Hi-Di-Hi! in this wonderfully witty and fully illustrated talk.

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