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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.
 

1972 "On the Mississippi"

Last updated 10-12-12

1972 was to see the club change headquarters to the Market House Inn for what turned out to be the six move in the first 12 years. It was then necessary for the new club title to be excepted at the Annual General Meeting of the carnival committee thus finalizing our present name
(it should be pointed out that the carnival club still had to enter in the 1972 Carnival as the commercial club). Difficulties were also encountered in finding a sight to build the float, but the club finally ended up at the Council Yard in All Saints terrace. The idea this year was to design and build a scaled down version of that famous Mississippi Showboat "The St. Louis Bell". Communication was made with Alan Lawrence Bates of Kentucky USA, who was considered to be the world's leading experts on Showboats. Even when scaled down to suit the size of the cart, the funnels towering above the top of the boat made the total height around 33 feet with a total length to the float of about 60 feet. Again some two thousand bulbs were to be used, creating a very bright and colorful float.



1972 stage 5th position


1972

The stage setting for "On the Mississippi" was centered around the bridge of the "St. Louis Bell". Without a doubt, the keynote of the show was the superb chorusing throughout the non- stop Medley the contrasting colors of the crew assisted in making this a very bright colored setting. The dance routines were very slick as the club sang their way through such numbers as "Swanee", "Waiting for the Robert E Lee", "The Yellow Rose of Texas", and then into a States Medley including "Dixieland".


The cart 3rd position
Marketeers would like to thank the
CARNIVAL CHRONICLE WEBSITE GROUP
for leting us use photos from the Bill Puddy

1972

1972

An estimated 70 thousand people were to watch the procession, making up a record Street collection of 888. This was also the year that H. T. V. Made a documentary based on the Carnival entitled "The night the all electric road show came to town". The two tear version of the "St. Louis Bell" really took the procession by storm. It's splash of color and the almost military position of the members really warmed the crowd on that cold November evening, and for the Third time the club was awarded the Walter hooper cup and third place.


Officials of the club
Presidents Mr. and Mrs. P Taylor
Chairman B Evett
Treasure C Hocking
Secretary R Stoodley
Captain G Dunster

1972 Road Results
Bridgwater

1st Ramblers club "Showband"
2nd Gremlins club "From the Underworld"
3rd Commercial club "On the Mississippi"

North Petherton
1st Commercial club "On the Mississippi"
2nd Ramblers club "Showband"
3rd Vagabonds club "The conquistadors"

Burnham and Highbridge
1st Ramblers club "Showband"
2nd Gremlins club "From the Underworld"
3rd Commercial club "On the Mississippi"

Shepton Mallet
1st Ramblers club "Showband"
2nd Commercial club "On the Mississippi"
3rd Gremlins club "From the Underworld"

Wells
1st Gremlins club "From the Underworld"
2nd Ramblers club "Showband"
3rd Burnham Aces club "life in the Netherlands"

Glastonbury
1st Commercial club "On the Mississippi"
2nd Gremlins club "From the Underworld"
3rd Ramblers club "Showband"

Weston Super Mare
1st Ramblers club "Showband"
2nd Gremlins club "From the Underworld"
3rd Commercial club "On the Mississippi"

Footnote Decimalisation had now been introduced and a 1/4 lb. Of tea was now 7p. With a1/2 l b. Of butter at 101/2 P.


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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