When I was younger I was a member of 18 Plus a social organization for nominally 18-30 year olds. 18 plus used to run a lot of different events around the UK but for most of us Plussers they year revolved around the large scale events. There where a number of big National scale events which could attract up to 4000+ attendees.
The first event of the 18 Plus Year was Caister where 18 Plus took over Caister holiday camp well actually at its height two adjacent Camps. A holiday at Easter had been a fixture in 18 plus for along time by the 70’s had moved to Caister a small village outside Great Yarmouth.
The event ran for 5 days from the Thursday before Easter till late on Easter Monday and normally ran 3 venues for the nighttime entertainment which was varied.
Neptunes Palace and the Old 18 Plus Logo
Easter always bring back memories of Caister and as I am typing this we would have just gone into Neptunes palace if we had been lucky in the lottery (held early Friday)which was used to allocate tickets as there where to many people to fit in just one venue.
Eventually I used to help out with the organizing of door security with Dave Domoney (now a gardening TV presenter) who was on the Canister committee.
The 18 Plus Caister week end was the inspiration for the better known Caister Soul weekends