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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


Hello one and all, I hope every one is ok and enjoying our wonderful British summer. As I write this it is currently p#**ing it down and doesn’t look like stopping, July and the beginning of august was a busy few weeks for the club.

We had quite a few bars; one in particular was a complete disaster obviously when we were told that 3busloads of people were coming we expected them to want a drink, however this wasn’t to be. I apologise on behalf of the club to the people who put themselves out to help us, as ever the club was and is extremely grateful and appreciate all your efforts.

However it wasn’t a completely useless month for fundraising we had a couple other bars that have bought in some much needed funds. We also had the quiz, which again was a nicely successful night (if once again poorly supported by both the membership and the VP association) it would be nice if we were able to have a much better turnout for these nights as they are a fun enjoyable night out and could really raise the club a lot of money.

Congratulations are in order to John Turner and his team for a fine victory, in a quiz which became a battle of wills against the teams and the quizmaster. The next quiz is currently being planned and hopefully a great turnout from everyone will bring in some well needed funds to help push us along.

Also coming up on the FUNdraising front is the annual sponsored bike ride, as pointed out in the last newsletter if everyone that receives this was to raise £10 the bike ride would be worth in excess of £1000 to the club. Please make a concerted effort to come on the day or if you can’t come please try and gain some sponsorship for YOUR club.

In the last month some terrific work has been going on out the cart, and a hearty well done to everyone that has been putting time in out there. To help push things on a bit the club will be holding 2 working weekends out there in the coming weeks, the 1st one will be Sat 30th & Sun 31st August followed by another on Sat 13th & Sun 14th Sept. it would be good to see everyone for an hour or so over the weekends and I’m sure those that haven’t been out there will be quite surprised at the effort that has gone into it.

Also in the month just gone we went on Adrian Horne’s Stag day, with 30odd blokes clad in pink cowboy hats, pink shirts and pink skirts we were definitely a site for sore eyes. After touring the length and breadth of Somerset we were soon back in Bridgwater enjoying some of our local hostelries hospitality. Let it be said the Saturday was much more fun than the Sunday following it.

Also in July Rehearsals have begun in earnest and as we speak are going extremely well, hopefully if the great work continues on both the stage on road side of things we can be challenging for major honours on both.

But of course to be able to do this we need much needed funds, so once again please support the club in our upcoming events and let’s makes 2008 one of Marketeers Carnival Clubs all time great years.

With me rapidly running out of things to say I will leave you to your own devices for now, hope to see you all soon and fingers crossed the weather gets better.

Last but not least t-shirt forms are out (1attached to this letter) these need to be returned to me with full payment by Monday 25th August.

Have a great month and hope to see you on the 12th September at the Quiz – Windsor



Meet the Members

This Month’s edition focuses on long standing member Steve Adlam and recent re-joiner Tony Ringland

 Name – Steve Adlam

Nickname – Guppy

Occupation – Mime Artist

Position in Club – Motivational speaker and Maces no.1 bulb tester

Year Joined – 1992

Reason you joined – as a child I was always being loud and talking non stop so I thought I would join a club were my freedom of speech would be encouraged and I was told Marketeers have their very own horse (Mace) and I wanted to see if it was actually possible to talk the hind legs off of one.

Involvement with Club –I am the chief tea maker in the heart of the cart where I spend many an hour whiling away the hour telling stories and non stop chatting, I’m also the clubs main speech maker and regularly can be found practising in and around the shed

Favourite memory of your time with the Club – must be when Grover first joined, we were joined at the hip until he caught the eye of an older man (Chunky Dunster) and I haven’t seen him since.

Ambition for the future – To get my own ITV3 chat show ‘an evening with the Gup-miester’, I’m hoping it will one day rival Parky as the best chat show on TV .


Next up is Tony Ringland


Name – Tony Ringland

Nickname – Ringo

Occupation – Eastern European relations and translation services

Position in Club – Usually found smoking round the back.

Year joined – Rejoined 2008

Reason you joined – I saw Grover out one night and realised that if I stood next to him I wouldn’t be the ugliest person in the room anymore, therefore I signed up straight away

Involvement with Club – What my girlfriend lets me do.

Favourite memory of your time with the Club – when I was first in the club and on a Black Sunday I thought it would be a good idea to ride in a shopping trolley, I spent the rest of the day in hospital with some very helpful and supportive texts coming in from the rest of my friends in the club, cheers boys

Ambition for the future – Seagulls to be given the right to vote and for man to one day be able to eat mud as part of your 5 a day.





  • Bars – the next bar is on Saturday 16th August 2008, Princess Hall Burnham on Sea. We will need extra help for this as this is the day of Adrians wedding and a lot of people from the club are invited, if you can make it, please contact Wins
  • Mastermind – The next quiz will be held on Friday 12th September 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.
  • T-shirts – the t-shirt design has been voted on and we have send it off to the printers to get ready, forms are attached and all items are the same price as last year, all forms with payment need to be returned to Alan Windsor by Monday 25th August 2008
  • Cart  Buliding  - Building weekends are being held out the halfway on the weekend of 30th & 31st of August and 13th & 14th September, please come along and lend a hand. There is a lot of work to do and Allan will be glad to see you all. As well as this people are out there every Wednesday so if your at a loose end please pop out there
  • Best Wishes – good luck to Adrian Horne in his upcoming marriage to Liz
  • Keep fit – the Marketeers CC annual sponsored Bike Ride, is this year being held on Saturday 9th August. Please help us to raise money even if you can’t make it on the actual bike ride

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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