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The term Marketeer is used to describe individuals, typically persons or groups of persons dressed in Red Fluffy jackets and having a Chuffin‘ Good Time!! Often engaged in drinking activities that involve all kinds of fun!!

 
     
 
Marketeers Carnival Club Bridgwater EST 1960
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in.
 

1971 "Eskimo Wonderland"

Last updated 10-12-12

Now that the club had been able to establish itself again, the 1971 season was eagerly awaited by the members, in an attempt to consolidate, or even improve upon the previous year's performance members had dropped slightly, with a little over 20 people involved with the club. The Eskimo theme came from an idea but to the club by Mike Butt. He also backed up the idea with a super model of the proposed cart when complete social functions were quite frequent and still the most popular way of earning money appeared to lie with such things as 20 week competitions and dances. Again, the cart was to be built outside of the commercial Inn. The theme being to reconstruct an Eskimo Hunt with the prey being a large polar bear situated at the front of the cart. The roof and side structures were to appear as the inside of a large ice glacial and at the back of the float would be a parade of penguins watching "The hunt". Lighting was of some importance with a total of almost 2000 bulbs being used.


The stage 8th position


1971
Unfortunately, "Eskimo Wonderland" did not lend itself to a great deal of colour on stage. The heavily clad members of the club being dressed in a mid- Brown coat and trousers with dark brown fur lining and the boots, make up for lack of stage affect, with some rousing singing. The popular Burt Bacharach and Hal David number "Raindrops Keep falling on my head" was changed to "snowflakes Keep falling on my head". A quick change of costumes from some of the members saw a very entertaining section of the show involving the parade of the penguins. To complete the show, a realistic snow scene appeared that even made the audience shiver.


The cart 8th position

1971
The title of the float was "The Hunt" and, as had now become a regular feature, it was one of the longest float in the procession, and full of impact. The scene portrayed a team of Eskimo hunters complete with sledge and husky dogs, engaged in the capture of a polar bear. Lightning effects and the sound of a howling gale, added to the dimension of the float.



Officials of the club


President Mr. R Johnston
Secretary R Stoodley
Treasure C Hocking
Captain R snook


1971 Road Results


Bridgwater
1st Gremlins club "Carnival Tijuana style"
2nd lime kiln club "The Cavaliers"
3rd Vagabonds club "The aristocrats"

Commercial club's 8th position

North Petherton
1st Ramblers club "Spirit of the Red Man"
2nd Gremlins club "Carnival Tijuana style"
3rd Vagabonds club "The aristocrats"

Burnham and Highbridge
1st Ramblers club "Spirit of the Red Man"
2nd Commercial club "The Hunt"
3rd

Shepton Mallet
1st Ramblers club "Spirit of the Red Man"
2nd Gremlins club "Carnival Tijuana style"
3rd Vagabonds club "The aristocrats"

Wells
1st Ramblers club "Spirit of the Red Man"
2nd lime kiln club "The Cavaliers"
3rd Vagabonds club "The aristocrats"

Glastonbury
1st Ramblers club "Spirit of the Red Man"
2nd Gremlins club "Carnival Tijuana style"
3rd Commercial club "The Hunt"


The club did not go to Weston Super mare

Taken from the book
THE HISTORY OF MARKETEERS CARNIVAL CLUB 1960 - 1980 WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY DAVE STONE
With grateful thanks to Bob Chidgey, Lyn Gore, Andy Bawden, John Williams, Malcolm Wills, Chris Hocking and Gerrard Dunster
Without whom this book would not have been possible
Transferred to the web By David Kirk Jnr (Jones)
 

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