Ex-Butlin worker hoping to meet former flame

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A former worker at the Filey Butlins is hoping to reconnect with an old flame – more than 30 years since they last spoke.

Liam Kelly, 63, worked at the old holiday camp until 1978, in which time he met promo girl Linda Beswick.

He said the pair were “romantically linked”, until he moved back home to Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

However, Mr Kelly is now jetting in to join up with hundreds of other former workers from the holiday camp t as part of a huge reunion next month.

And there is one familiar face in particular that he’s hoping will turn up.

He said: “We met in 1975, when she was working as a promotion girl and I was at Butlins.

“She was a real beauty – she was Miss Tyne Tees Television and won a few other beauty awards.”

However, they lost contact when Mr Kelly moved back to Ireland, playing music in pubs and clubs.

He said that the last he heard, Linda, who hailed from Pickering, had moved back to the area. He’s also heard that she had married.

Liam is only staying for a few days, and admits that the chances of a reunion are slim.

But he said: “She was a lovely girl, and all I want to do is say hello again after all of these years.”

The Butlins reunion takes place on October 13, and will also include a plaque unveiling at The Bay for Sir Billy Butlin.