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Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £60.00 - £75.00
10th January 2022
Entertainment | Holiday | History Culture | Humour

BUTLINS. The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Stephen Wells began his career as a Butlin's Redcoat and went on to become the Entertainment Executive responsible for booking some of the biggest star names 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 O'Connor, 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.

This entertaining and funny talk lasts for 50-60 minutes and is available as a LIVE talk or as a fully illustrated ZOOM presentation, and can often be booked at short notice.

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About Stephen Wells

Stephen Wells is a professional speaker who is constantly rebooked by audiences throughout the UK If you are looking for a highly entertaining speaker who delights audiences then why not contact Stephen for further information on 01377 259166 or by email at

Stephen has given talks to many and varied groups across the UK including Women’s Institutes, Probus Clubs, U3A’s and Luncheon Clubs. He has frequently appeared for Cunard, P & O and Viking cruises.

Stephen’s subjects include ‘The Story of Butlin’s Holiday Camps,’ The Curious Incident of Agatha Christie, The Magic Circle and the Great Magicians (this includes real magic!) and ‘The Life and Crimes of Jack the Ripper.’

What makes Stephen’s talks so different, is the huge entertainment value that he gives due to his career as an actor and magician who has been an award winning member of the world-famous Magic Circle for more than forty years

The talks all last for 50-60 minutes and allow for questions. Most talks are fully illustrated with optional PowerPoint presentations More details can be found on my website

I am now accepting 'live' bookings in Yorkshire and Humberside, but I am able to offer ZOOM talks anywhere. Please contact me for details.

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