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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.
 

Marketeers 30th year Dinner and Dance
was held at the CHILTON TRINITY SCHOOL in May 1990 below is the cover design and the contents there was also a list of Marketeers results and members witch have been used as information on other parts of this website.

Cover design: Mr. K. Rogers
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Our thanks to the following for
their assistance with this evening's celebrations
JEFF DODDS EXPLOSION ROADSHOW
CHILTON TRINITY SCHOOL
SCHOOL CARETAKER MR. N. CLARKE
WILLS CARNIVAL CLUB
MRS. POPHAM AND ALL THE CATERERS
THE MARKETEERS VICE-PRESIDENTS
ASSOCIATION
MR. BILL KING
MR. BOB BAKER
JON HORSEY (PROGRAM ORGANISER)
LPL SERVICE (PROGRAM PRINTING)
CHAD ADVERTISING (PROGRAM DESIGN)
SWIFT VIDEO SERVICES
PAUL VENNING FOR THE BIRTHDAY CAKE
THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
K. DURANT
J· DIBBLE
G. CHIDGEY
M. SMITH
G. MARTIN
K. ROGERS
S. WOOD
Cover design: Mr. K. Rogers


On behalf of the Marketeers Carnival Club may I extend a warm welcome to you all and hope you enjoy our evening's celebration. Of course many of you here tonight were involved in the Club's 21st Celebration nine years ago, which was also held at Chilton Trinity School Hall.
The theme of tonight's function will mainly concentrate on the period since our 21st Anniversary. We will be Taken a nostalgic look back at the eighties and follow the Club's fortunes through the last decade.
It was towards the end of the seventies that the Club emerged as a major force in the Carnival world. Carts such as "Xanadu" and "Splendour of the Aztecs" won major prizes on the road, and we cannot forget the Club winning the Stage Show in 1978 with "X Cert." So it was with a great deal of anticipation that the Club approached the eighties. But I'm quite sure no one within the Marketeers could ever have predicted the level of success, which was in store. Just a glance at the results during the past decade shows our consistency of keeping our standards at a very high level.
It could be said that it's tough to get to the top. But it's surely tougher to stay there once you have achieved that goal. One thing is certain Marketeers are still up there battling for Honours for all there worth. On the Stage we have an enviable record of three First Places, two Seconds and never been placed outside the top four in the last ten years - a remarkable effort. The three winning shows were "A Dream Come True" in 1982, "Show Stoppers" in 1984 and "Just Clowning Around" in 1985.
On the Road the picture was very much the same -- three Firsts, three Seconds and two Thirds. We all remember, of course, Carts such as "The Old Brigade On Parade" and "Clowning Around" as well as "Minstrels" and "Redskins". However, I am sure what will always be remembered as the pinnacle of the Club's success during the eighties was that glorious year of 1982. "Land Of Make Believe" that one marvelous bit of Carnival magic which will be held dearly in the hearts of all those people involved in creating that entry. Whether participating on the Float itself or just watching as it passed by, the atmosphere created will never be forgotten.
Maybe the standard set during that year has always been difficult to match and maybe it never will. But one thing is certain, and that is that the spirit within the Club will always endeavor to emulate it one day -- if not to beat it (who am I trying to kid!).
But we all know that, just as Carnival gets you on a high, it will always be there to bring you back to earth. As was the case the following year when a fire on the Cart "Butterfly Ball' caused a lighting failure, knocking the Club down to eighth position in Bridgwater.
It must be said the Club has had its share of lows amongst the highs. But win or lose, the Club participates in every aspect of Carnival, with what can only be termed as "Good old-fashioned Carnival spirit". In the end enjoyment is what this Club and Carnival is all about. And one thing is certain, Marketeers do know how to enjoy themselves, and I'm sure this evening will prove the point very well.
So, it's just left for me to say "have a good night''
If only for the fact that it's another ten years before the next anniversary knees up!
Garry Chidgey
(On behalf of the Organising Committee)


Menu for the night

Soup
- Or-
Fruit Juice
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Roast Beef
Roast Potatoes, Vegetables and Trimmings
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Pavlov
- Or-
Apple Tart
- Or-
Fresh Fruit Salad
All served with cream
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Cheese and Biscuits
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Coffee and Mints
Waiter Service

Your M. C. for this evening MR. Bob Baker
Catering by Mrs. A. J. Popham
Higher Heathcombe Farm, Enmore


Agenda
Grace: Mr. Terry Wood
President: Marketeers Carnival Club
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After Dinner Speeches
TOAST: MARKETEERS CARNIVAL CLUB
Proposed by the President -- Mr. Terry Wood
Response on behalf of the Guests by
Mr. Bill King, Honourary Treasurer, Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee.
REVIEW OF THE PAST 30 YEARS
Mr. Chunky Dunster Chairman: Marketeers Carnival Club
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The Club's President and Chairman will then cut the 30th Birthday cake
Club members will then clear tables from the dance area and the evening's entertainment will be concluded with dancing to
JEFF DODDS EXPLOSION ROADSHOW
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Bar closes at 12.30 am
Dancing to 1.00 am

Marketeers Carnival Club wish to thank everyone for coming to support these celebrations of our first 30 years.
We hope you enjoyed your evening and look forward to the next 30 years.
Have a save Journey home.

 

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