A MAN who is writing a book about a film shot in Prestatyn in 1973 is appealing for residents to share their memories as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Richard Coghill is putting together a “behind the scenes” book about the comedy “Holiday on the Buses”, which starred Reg Varney and Doris Hare and was filmed at Pontins’ Prestatyn camp.

A personal appearance agent whose clients include some of the film’s cast members, namely Sandra Bryant, Kate Williams and Adam Rhodes, Richard is also hoping to organise a reunion event in Prestatyn in 2023 to celebrate 50 years.


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Richard said: “The film is a huge part of my life. I’ve become very good friends with people in Prestatyn who were in the film. The film started careers for so many people, it’s beyond belief.

“One lady, I think is in the film as an extra 38 times, and I honestly believe that may be worth going in the Guinness World Records – I don’t know anyone who’s been in the background of a film as much as her!

“This year is the 50th anniversary, so it’s a massive year. The more information I can get from anyone to go in the book, the better.”

Richard has already started writing his book, which he hopes to publish in the summer.

He urged anyone with a story to tell to contact him – “they may have been working at the holiday camp, or staying at the camp with family; anyone, really”.

You can email Richard at: richardcoghill@hotmail.com.