Frankie Whittle: From Butlin’s to Blackpool’s Music Hall Tavern
Jimmy Cricket has posted a video of dancing binmen in memory of his late friend Frankie Whittle.
The two were fellow Redcoats at Butlin’s holiday site in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, in the 60s.
Frankie, known as Bolton’s own “singing milkman”, enjoyed a showbiz career of more than 50 years.
The video, which Jimmy put on social media, features him, Frankie and others as binmen who perform a dance routine around the bins.
The funny clip ends with them running after the bin lorry which has driven off without them!
Jimmy posted: “Hi folks, here’s a tribute to my great friend Frankie Whittle R.I.P.
“We first worked together as Redcoats in Butlin’s in the summer of 1968.
“Frankie went on to become an actor/panto dame and singer/compere at The Music Hall Tavern in Blackpool.
“My thoughts are with his sister Carol.”
Watch the video by clicking on the arrow in the image below.
Hi folks here's a tribute to my great friend Frankie Whittle R.I.P. We first worked together as Red Coats in Butlins in the Summer of 1968 Frankie went on to become an Actor/Panto Dame, and Singer/Compere at The Music Hall Tavern in Blackpool my thoughts are with his sister Carol pic.twitter.com/hKwLL46qsC
— Jimmy Cricket (@jimmy__cricket) January 17, 2022