George Selcraig 'Jock' Campbell

George Selcraig 'Jock' Campbell

26.10.1929 - 27.04.2019

George passed away on 27th April 2019 aged 89 years. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

John Tennant


I've just seen this. I was at The Lido each year between 1968 and 1980 ,always the Whitson bank Holiday week
One year, my mates and I did a five verse recital of a monologue entitled 'The man we know as Jock" as part of the Fancy Dress evening
I grabbed his microphone, which was probably the only time he was silenced!
Jock was the "glue which held the club together and I still have happy memories of my stays at the Lido.
Although we only met once a year the Lido was more of a family than a Holiday resort

Rest in peace Jock



Had the privilege of having this Lovely man for my boss for a couple of seasons at the Riviera Lido . Jock made everything look so easy running the Lido Entertainments working morning ,noon,and night and behind the scenes.The one boss I have had in my life who made my job not feel like work !
A true gentleman. Jock was the Riviera Lido ! Xx

Darren Fogg


The man, the myth, the legend, only you could have made Bognor Regis the place to be, R.I.P. Jock, truly loved and sadly missed. X



Rest in peace Jock and remembering wonderful days at The Lido.



RIP Dear Jock, you were a big part of my holidays at the Lido every year from a little girl to a teenager! I loved your sense of humour and remember you always doing a thumbs up sign and smiling.

Thinking of all the family at this sad time, keep those wonderful memories close to your heart and may they always bring a smile to your face. xx

Maggie Hollidge


Dear Jock even though we only met once a year you help to create so many wonderful memories with your lovely Scottish charm & accent. As The Entertainment Manager you were the BEST. I remember your hat game, bit like musical chairs but the guys were seated just passing on hat's. "Yer oot " you would say when the music stopped to the guy with no hat he would then produce a hat from inside his shirt and put it on. You would smile take 2 hat's away & carry on. Hope you find some willing participants up in heavan like my dad to play your games. We went to the Riviera Lido from about 1964 - 1984 and the memories are endless. Wishing you a safe onward journey. Best wishes Maggie X

Carol Aland


Our family holidayed at the Riviera Lido for many years and Jock was the life and soul of the party. He played tennis and squash with my father and made every person on site so welcome, magical weeks never forgotten.
We are so sorry for your loss but would like you to know that Jock will never be forgotten and leaves us all with such happy memories of a great man x

Olly Hammond


RIP Jock, you were a part of so many people’s lives, always had a smile and a kind word, I worked at the Lido for 3 summer sessions and I can honestly say they were some of the happiest years of my life, you were such a massive part of that Jock...thank you for the wonderful memories XXX



Thinking of you all at this time. We have some very special childhood memories of Jock & the Riviera Lido.

With love from Suzanne and 'The Little Fat Kid' xxx

Glyn White


It takes a special man to make an RAF man on leave join the topsy turvy night and dress in drag but Jock achieved that He was also a man who could convince you that this or that event would take place on the green despite the early morning weather looking like hell Having spent my childhood to adulthood at the Lido, Jock was without doubt a great influence in my life. Sleep peacefully mate. Glyn White

Jan Saunders


Jock was a wonderful man, and will be very much missed. I knew him from his days at Riviera Lido Holiday Club. My family and I went there throughout the 1970s, and Jock and my Dad hit it off very well. Both Scottish and both RAF. Because of this, I was always one of the first people Jock would call on to join the campers team for netball and football, the ladies' races in the swimming gala, and worst of all to enter the Miss Lido competition. But Jock made everything fun, and my family holiday memories are so much richer because of him. I got back in touch with Jock in the last few years, and had many lovely chats on the phone. He'd lost none of his quick wit or his wonderful sense of humour. Rest in peace, Jock, the world is a poorer place without you in it.

Jennifer Ferguson


Our sincere condolences to Jock’s family. Three generations of our family were regulars of the Riviera Lido Holiday Camp where Jock was a huge part of the magic of this special place. On reflection we feel that Jock really cared that we all had a great holiday. He put his heart & soul into his role, which was clearly not just a job to him for he was broadcasting on the loudspeakers before breakfast, calling into the sun lounge at morning coffee to say “it’s raining in London”, about the camp all day encouraging involvement and being present at activities and contests for young & old such as “softball on the green” and fancy dress then hosting in the ballroom all evening. We remember he once got the children to meet him before breakfast to announce “kippers & custard for breakfast”. We are sorry for your loss and are thinking of you at this sad time. Jennifer, Stephanie & Linda

Derek Archer


A true legend who made holidays very special and memorable. 38 years ago I last heard him call "softball on the green" and I have his voice in my head right now. He will be fondly remembered by thousands of holidaymakers.

Catriona Power


My dear Dad, missing our chats and laughs so much but know, in time, these memories will be a great comfort.
Our little jokes will continue to bring a smile to my face especially ‘making sure Mum gets the big half’!
Love you, sleep peacefully xx
Catriona xx

Paul Adams


Jock you were a lovely and truly genuine man who kept me and my family entertained every visit we made to his then place of work at the Riviera Lido holiday club in Nyetimber Lane. You could not wish to meet a nicer person. A true legend. It was an honour to have known him.
R.I.P. to a true gentleman, bet you will still be organising the Virginia Reel wherever you may be. ❤❤

Geraldine Turner


Many happy holidays at Riveria Lido made special by Jock's hosting. Jock always came up with great ideas for the fancy dress competition. The place would not have been such a success without him.

Peter Fitt


A Dream Job for him I'm sure and lots of hours and hard work to nor only make our time fun, but wanting to either stay-on or comeback for more;which many of us did for year after year.

My condolences from New Zealand to Jocks real family and all his holiday families reading this and those who just enjoyed his 'gift' at the time of its deliverance; including my own deceased parents.

'Hae a guid journey!'.

Dave Marriner


Will remember Jock very fondly from my wonderful holidays at the Riviera Lido in the 1970’s. From cricket on the Green, to impressions of Mick Jagger and a now tarnished beyond redemption Gary Glitter. He had a memory for names like an elephant and I used to love breakfast where he would announce the days events in his Scottish brogue. A lovely guy who bought an incalculable amount of joy to a multitude of people. Sleep well, Jock. I think your memory is going to live on for a very long time. Your family must be very proud of you and all your achievements.

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