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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.
 

1974 "The Arrival of the Sunlords"

Last updated 15-12-12

1974 The club had at last been able to prove to it self that winning Bridgwater Carnival was more than just a dream. However, the hard thing was to convince others that the previous year's success was more than just a "flash in the pan." Enthusiasm within the club had never been so high and so it came about that from the factual idea of 1973, the club was to move completely in the opposite direction, with a fictitious theme entitled TITLE. The twenty-six strong club had decide that both the stage and the cart should be of a polished nature, more on the lines of a tableaux presentations. Twenty-week competitions had now changed to a more ambitious forty-week draw with a top prize of £100.



1974 Stage 4th position

1974

The stage setting was to be of a similar design to the previous year, but with the added assistance of Phil Hooper who had been a member of the local operatic society, his experience allowed us to introduce harmony into the songs, and separate rehearsals were needed to lean various numbers. Movement was positive, an the stag setting very bright with Perspex suns being cut out of the props, which at a certain part of the show lit up. Songs used were more difficult that anything tried before with such numbers as "Sing Hallelujah", then a version of "Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord" which was sung in harmony. Other numbers used were the theme from "exodus" and "Day By Day" from Godspell.

The Cart 1st position

1974

Cart Some 100,000 people were to watch the carnival and they showed their appreciation by contributing over 2000 to the street collections. The cart was absolutely sparkling, in sunny yellow, orange and red. The music entitled "Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord" saw the members appearing solemn as the float wound its way along the procession route, their gold skin shining under the sheer volume of light. Next came the wait to see if it had been possible to do it again. The judges must have thought so, for about an hour and a half after the procession had ended, news began to filter through that we had Taken first prize together with the Ker Cup and also the Hardy Spicer Cup for best overall entry on the road and best overall.

Officials of the Club

Presidents Mr. and Mrs. P Taylor
Chairman M Butt
Treasure C Mockridge
Secretary R Stoodley
Captain G Dunster


1974 Road Results

1st Marketeers CC, "The Arrival of the Sunlords"
2nd Hope Inn CC, "horsemen of the Pegasus"
3rd Lime Kiln CC, "Johnny Gurkha"

North Petherton
1st Not know
2nd Not know
3rd Not know

Burnham and Highbridge
1st Marketeers CC, "The Arrival of the Sunlords"
2nd Gremlins CC, "Land of the Santa's"
3rd Revellers CC, "Plaza de Toras"


Shepton Mallet
1st Gremlins CC, "Land of the Santa's"
2nd = Marketeers CC, "The Arrival of the Sunlords"
2nd = Lime Kiln CC, "Johnny Gurkha"


Wells
1st Gremlins CC, "Land of the Santa's"
2nd Lime Kiln CC, "Johnny Gurkha"
3rd Marketeers CC, "The Arrival of the Sunlords"

Glastonbury
1st Marketeers CC, "The Arrival of the Sunlords"
2nd Gremlins CC, "Land of the Santa's"
3rd Lime Kiln CC, "Johnny Gurkha"

Weston Super mare
1st =Marketeers CC, "The Arrival of the Sunlords"
1st = Gremlins CC, "Land of the Santa's"
3rd Lime Kiln CC, "Johnny Gurkha"

 

All in all the club Collected some twelve trophies during the year. Included in these were
The Ker Cup,
The Hardy Spicer Cup and
The Midsomer Norton County Cup

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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