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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

Diamond steals the show

Hello one and all, I hope every one is ok and had a good couple months in May & June. In the merry old month of May we have seen Manchester United Win the Premier League and The Champions League (if anyone wants to see my pics of Moscow, please ask) and seen Leeds United lose in the division 3 play off final, so all is good in the world.

Also in May a few of the club personnel flew out to Italy (some had only just got back from Moscow) to attend Andy Vallenders Wedding, it was a lovely service in a very picturesque part of Italy, if only marred by the bumbling Best-man and his ability to cock up handing the rings over!!

The Beginning of June saw 53 Noddy’s & 1 Big Ears head off to Taunton to watch a 20/20 cricket match to celebrate Andy V’s wedding (even though he got married in May!?!?!?). In what was a momentous day out we all managed to find our way back into town and there were still 25 Noddy’s, dancing the night away at 2.30am. A few dipstick nominations were amassed throughout the day mostly coming from the direction of Dean ‘Faggot’ Waite.

Also in June the club had a heavy work schedule with 3 bars over 1 weekend, a lot of effort was put in my a lot of members and the weekends work should of just about paid off the damage that Ollie Mitchell caused to the Hire Van transporting our stock on the Friday afternoon.

At the end of June saw the Glastonbury festival, where as in previous years the club supplied stewards. This was extremely successful and barring a few unavoidable incidents the club filled every shift and were commented on for how well we did the job. This really is money for old rope and would encourage everyone to help us fill even more shifts and therefore raise more money for the club, if you would like details please speak to Myself, Dan Cullen or Chunk (who has kindly agreed to run the shifts next year.

Whilst at Glastonbury a few of us decided to make a weekend of it and enjoy the festival experience, so with a gallon of cider in one hand and a ticket in the other we made our way in. the highlight of the first night for me was……………… (Well I can’t remember any of it), but I’m told by the people I met on the way out I had had a very good time. Saturday saw us again enter the festival and with 13 pints and a gallon of cider to our name we enjoyed the sights sounds and smells of the wonderful festival.

Sunday was a slightly more sober affair with Neil Diamond stealing the spotlight and getting 50k people dancing along to the master’s hits.

All in all June was a very busy and hard working month, but also a lot of fun. The day out at the cricket was exactly what this club is about and saw a lot of old and new friendships formed. If the rest of the year can continue on in the same vain as June we will have a very enjoyable and successful time ahead of us.

That being there is only one thing left to mention…… The Quiz, hosted by Jason Davy it was another very enjoyable and successful night, the only sour point is the relatively low turnout by Members and VPs, if half as many people again made the effort the money raised would be substantially higher. With that in mind the next quiz is being held - Friday 25th July in the Blake Arms Hotel. To entice people to come along the all conquering team that comprises of Alan Windsor, Matt Knapp, Kevin Groves & various star guests is retiring for the foreseeable future. Leaving on a high after 9 victories was a collective decision and would like to thank all of out previous guest stars, especially Ian Barber and Mark Mason, we will however still be at the quizzes but in official roles only.

So don’t be scared, come along on the 25th and grab the vacant title of quiz champions

Have a great month and hope to see you on the 25th July at the Quiz – Windsor




Meet the Members
This Month’s edition focuses on 2 men from the treasury department, David ‘Jones’ Kirk Jnr
& his assistant Tim Knapp

 Name – Dave Kirk

Nickname – Jones

Occupation – Computer Dude

Position in Club –Spend thrift and electrical things

Year Joined – early 90’s

Reason you joined – I heard the club had a strong Star trek fan base, so me being fluent in Klingon I decided this would be the best place suited to my skills. I also noticed that with my language skills, I could teach English to the clubs youngsters.

Involvement with Club – I mess around in the electrical shed and am often found crawling round under the cart doing electrical stuff.  I am also the clubs treasurer and am as tight as 2 coats of paint; its often rumoured there’s more chance getting a pint out of Tony Cush than there is getting a club cheque from me.

Favourite memory of your time with the Club – when all of the lights worked (it was a very brief but pleasant moment)

Ambition for the future – to build a float that is so cost efficient that the club actually make money when building it. Also for the lights to work all the way round at least half a carnival route.


Next up is assistant Treasurer Tim Knapp

Name – Tim Knapp

Nickname – Tim Knapp

Occupation – I ‘work’ for the council. So therefore drinking tea and eating biscuits

Position in Club – Assistant Treasurer, Chief Van Drive & Joke Teller

Year joined – 2000/01

Reason you joined – I have always been involved with youngsters (not in a Grover type way)and as am too old to play cricket anymore I wanted to touch them in other ways (again not like Grover does) through the medium of carnival I feel I can best pass on my humour and love to tomorrow generation.

Involvement with Club – now Jimmer has left and Ollie failed his audition miserably I am the clubs chief Van Driver, I am also Jones 2nd in command, but not as thrifty as him. I also advise younger members on the beauty and elegance of the comb forward hairstyle (still got more hair than my son though)

Favourite memory of your time with the Club – Would have to be dressing up as a woman in my first year (Panto)
I enjoyed it so much I now regularly attend fancy dress nights at my local transvestites club (Grovers House)

Ambition for the future – for at least one f**king member to sell an open the box ticket, its not hard folks it’s really not






  • Bars – the next bar is on Sunday 27th July 2008, Princess Hall Burnham on Sea. We will need extra help for this as the majority of members will be rehearsing, if you can make it, please contact Wins
  • Mastermind – The next quiz will be held on Friday 25th July 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.
  • Cart Weekend  - A building weekend is being held out the halfway on the weekend of 12th & 13th July, please pop along and lend a hand. There is a lot of work to do and Allan will be glad to see you all
  • The Old Ball & Chain – As mentioned earlier Andy Vallender married his fiancée Estelle at the end of May in Sorrento, Italy congratulations to them both.

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

Vice Chairman – Matthew Knapp Esq. –

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 please lend a hand at the forth coming Bar.
 See you soon - Love Wins




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