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The 1982 summer season at Butlins Ayr was over. For Terry McFadden, life couldn't be any better. Those few months did not just change him as a person - they also changed his life.

He had just finished working in his dream job as a Butlins Redcoat, where he closed the door on his childhood life, received a major boost to his confidence, and found the love of his life, kitchen assistant Angie Bierman.

Now they were back in the "real world", living on either side of the country. How would their relationship survive during the off season?

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Midnightposter"Working at Butlins took on a whole new meaning. Suddenly Butlins became the best place in the world."

Eighteen-year-old Terry McFadden is stuck on the dole with nowhere to go. Plagued by crippling shyness, he doesn't have the confidence to do anything, unless it was performing on stage or on the ballroom dance floor. But that wasn't going to get him a job.

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