Mike Robertson started coming to Potters in 1963 and we caught up with him to find out about why he loves Potters…
Do you remember when you first came to Potters?
Yes, it was around 1963 and my wife was going long before that. We used to stay in a bungalow down the road, owned by the Potter family, which we used to rent, and then we were able to join in with all the activities and fun.
I met my wife at Potters and we met by chance on one of the long tables in the restaurant and have been together over 40 years.
What do you remember the Resort being like?
There was a pig sty named Potters Trotters and my dad used to joke that our sausages at breakfast came from them. I couldn’t eat them after that! Hector was very much at the helm when we first started visiting and Vera was very hands on. The entertainment even then was great, with such a fun atmosphere and Geof Parsons ran the show. We knew Andy Feet and I still have his CD and it brings back many memories when I hear it.
What are some of your favourite Potters memories from over the years?
Mark Brewer always gets us up on stage and there is no hiding from him. I had a big moustache and he would call me ‘wing commander’. We are always up for a laugh anyway and have been soaked many times by him over the years! Mark ambushing people features a lot in my memories! I think he has calmed down in more recent years though, but he is a very funny man.
My mother-in-law, Doris, used to love the beach at Potters and she had such happy times there. They started visiting Potters in the 50s.
I remember the donkey derby being something that all the guests would watch and Hector and Vera would present the prizes. I also remember Digger the Dog and being dressed as Charlie Chaplin one night. Buzby is always great fun too and we have had many laughs with him. It’s the team that really stand out.
We’ve had many celebrations at Potters too as it is somewhere the whole family loves.
What is the best thing about Potters?
The whole atmosphere – it is a great holiday and the food is amazing, and there is just so much to do. Our children love it too and it is just somewhere we know we will have fun and create more memories.
You’ll always be entertained and just be open to fun at Potters, as there is so much fun to be had!