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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.

The Cupboard Monster
Official News Letter of the


Chairman: Steve Wright Captain: Alan Windsor Treasurer: Dave Kirk Jnr Secretary: Mark Cheffy
Fat Babies steal the Show

Hello there, I hope everyone is ok and had an Easter weekend, I’m sure the many of you who bought me an Easter gift simply had no idea where to deliver it, so I will let you off.

So what has happened in the wonderful month of March?

The Club held a Quiz in the Blake Arms which was well run By Jason & Rachel Davy (and a very big thanks to them) and was well attended. In the end the quiz was won by the all conquering never been beaten team of Alan Windsor, Matt Knapp, Ian Barber & Grover who got the drinks for us when we needed more alcoholic refreshment. The next quiz is being held in The Blake Arms Hotel Function Room Friday 11th April 2008. please make an effort to come along, it is a very enjoyable night and raises a huge amount of money for the club.

What else has happened I hear you ask, well? The clocks have gone forward (which has really buggered up my sleeping habits) of course as mentioned earlier we had a nice long Easter weekend, Gods own Football Team overhauled a 5point gap at the top of the Premiership to establish a 5point gap themselves and of course the Marketeers took part in the Old Folk Show with one of their now legendary performances.

After a few rehearsals come the Thursday night we were ready to go on stage and to be honest it had to be seen to be believed, this year’s theme was Babies and as with some of our recent efforts the emphasis was on humour. With the majority of the personnel in baby-grows and the larger members wearing only a nappy and a bib, the stage was set for 9minutes of unadulterated fun. The audience certainly enjoyed it as Sam ‘Skiddo; Chidgey was seen to be wiping away tears of laughter (well we are hoping it was tears of laughter) from his face after only a couple of minutes.

After a good 1st night we regrouped on Friday to do it once again, before we went on we took advantage of the food on offer back stage and cleared the plates in minutes. Another good night on stage was followed by a good night off it, as we and several others celebrated ‘Uncle’ Bob William’s 40th birthday.

Back the next day suffering from sore heads we made our last appearance as the babies from hell. Once again the crowd lapped it up and we made our way to squib for an evening of festivities’, here at the squib a remarkable 17 Marketeers pogoed simultaneously on the pool table (this includes, Big del, Dan & Wrighter) after some calculations the next morning it was worked out that there was over 1.3 metric tonnes dancing up and down on the table!!! It’s a small miracle it didn’t snap in half under the strain.

If anyone missed the show and would like to see for themselves how we all looked as children it was filmed by Jones and I’m sure it will be on very soon

Apart from the OFS people have been very busy out the halfway, work is progressing well and the frame of the cart is starting to take shape. However there is still a tremendous amount of work to do, if anyone finds themselves with a spare hour or so, there are always people out the cart on a Monday, a Wednesday and normally Saturdays, please please if you have a spare hour pop out there and lend a hand. It is always very appreciated and much much needed.

If anyone would like to know when people are deffinately out the cart please contact Cart Co-Ordinator Allan Elson .

Right I leave you now to enjoy your day, hope to see you all soon at one of the upcoming events, please support the club functions and everything we do in the coming months. Thanks for listening, hope to see you at the Quiz on the 11th April. Best Wishes - Windsor



Meet the Members

This month’s edition focuses on the President Chunky Dunster and the Love of His Life Dean Waite
Name - Gerrard 'Chunky' Dunster

Nickname - Chunk

Occupation - Grumpy Old Man and Faggots secret Lover

Position in Club - President

Year Joined - 43 BC

Reason you joined - I needed away to moan at people for the rest of my fore-see able future and figured that if with my mates we founded a carnival club there would always be lots of people to moan at and bore.

Involvement with Club - I walk around the cart picking up pig rings and broken holders, I then take these to most the people about and declare that we would have millions in the bank if people were more careful, I also am a founder member of Marketeers for gay rights with my friend Dean 'Faggot' Waite
Favourite memory of your time with the Club - When I witnessed the birth of Christ during my younger years, also 1992 when faggot joined, god I love him.

Ambition for the future - at my age waking up in the mornings with a dry bed is an achievement; I can't set my sights any higher


Next up is ‘Friend’ Dean Wiate

Name - Dean Waite

Nickname - Faggot

Occupation - Chunks Carer and part-time Olympic urine tester

Position in Club - I am responsible for looking after the president as in his fragile old age, most things in life are a chore for him

Year joined - 1992

Reason you joined - I've always enjoyed caring for the older generation and when I met Chunky hanging around the bushes outside school, I knew this was the club for me

Involvement with Club - my main job is to be bored to tears by chunks 'jokes' I do this so the rest of the members can largely get on with enjoying there night. I also have to make sure that Grover abides by his 100ft school exclusion order. I am also a member of the highly successful Old market 'A' skittle team who regularly trounce Chunks team of misfits known as Old Market 'B'

Favourite memory of your time with the Club - when I first met chunk, I knew he was the man for me, I know he's married but why should that ruin true love??

Ambition for the future - for Me and Chunk to be together always. Also for restrictions on euthanasia to be relaxed so that I can Chunk be at peace in his even more senile years.




  • Mastermind - The next quiz will be held on Friday 11th April 2008 at the Blake Arms Hotel, 8 a team, max 4 people per team. 8pm prompt start. Please make an effort to attend. Its easy money and a good fun night out.
  • Get your Old Clothes Out - people are out the cart every Wednesday night, if you are available please pop out for an hour or two, all help gratefully received and very appreciated.
  • Cabaret - the next cabaret is on Saturday 17th May 2008, please make a note of this in your diary as help will be needed, tickets are available from Jason Brazewell on
  • Come and join us - a welcome is extended to new member Nathan Bryant and New VP Steve Knapper, hopefully they will have as much fun and as many good memories as the rest of us.
  • VP’s Race night - the VP's are holding a race night on Friday 9th May in the Old Market, please come and support this night and hopefully win yourself some money whilst at it.

2008 Club Officers
President – Gerrard ‘Chunky’ Dunster
Chairman – Steve Wright –
Captain – Alan Windsor –
Treasurer – David ‘Jones’ Kirk Jnr –
Secretary – Mark Cheffy –

Vice Chairman –Vacant

Vice Captain – Adrian Horne –

Assistant Treasurer – Tim Knapp –

Assistant Secretary – Kevin Groves –

Vice Presidents Contact details

Chairman – Paul Brazewell –



Cart Co-Ordinator – Allan Elson –

Engineering Co-Ordinator – Dan Cullen –

Electrical Co-Ordinator – Darryl ‘Doey’ Taylor –

Thank-you for taking the time to read the latest edition of The Cupboard Monster (recently voted the best newsletter ever written); hopefully I’ll see you at one of the upcoming functions. Have a safe few weeks, please come out for a sociable night at the quiz or the Old Folks Show, and please help at one of our work sessions that are up-coming. See you soon - Love Wins




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