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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.
 

2009

Marketeers Carnival Club Present

Scarecrows (Get of My Land)

Last updated 13-03-10

Personnel on float:

Aaron James, Adrian Horne, Alan Windsor, Andy Vallender, Ben Whitemore, Ben Wright, Brendon Goddard, Chris Singleton, Dan Ecclestone, Dean Mills, Des Turner, Ian Barber, Jamie Turner, Jordan Rawles, Kevin Groves, Martin Bowerman, Matthew Knapp, Nick Bell, Nick Hallett, Steve Adlam, Steve Wright, Tim Knapp, Tim Ridgement.

Personnel not on float:

Gerrard ‘Chunky’ Dunster, David Kirk Jnr, Dean Waite, Kane Rogers, Ollie Mitchell, Tony Seabourne, Allan Elson, Andy Brown, Steve Payne, Andrew ‘Derick’ White, Bob Anthony, Jason Brazewell, Jeff Brown, Bob Baker, Anne & Steve Caddick, Garry Martin, Gary Chidgey, Claire England, John Crocker, Daniel Cullen, Danny Passmore, Phil New, Jason Davy, G Reaper, Darryl Taylor, Rob Ellis, Emma Britton, Stephen Vickery, Fred Henderson, B Dowell,  Phil Dunster, Gary Ridgement, Adrian Howells, Bob Howells, Glyn Hughes, Darren Bennet, Jason Bulpin, Paul Hibbert, Wayne Norman, Jason Butt, Jason White, John Turner, Kenny Rogers, Kev Rawles, Lee Baker, Lee Cheffey, Lee Singleton, Ian Legg, Lee Savage, Mark ‘Dessie’ Mason, Paul Mapstone, Martin Rawle, Dean Paisey, Mike Butt, Mike West, Neil Underwood, Lyn Francis, Andy Preston, Paul Elson, Paul Radford, A House Phil Mills, Paul Brazewell, Mike Bawden, Rian Froud, Jon Froud, Richard Radford, D Vader,  Paul Whitehead, Greg Daughton, Kenny Marsh, Tony Ringland, ‘Uncle’ Bob Williams, Sam Cox, Shaun Ford, Alan Chidgey, Steve Napper, Steve Trunks, Mandy Trunks, Yasmine Trunks, Paul Stubbs. Suzette Dunster, Teresa Wright, Terry Pickett, Tim Coles, Tony Cushing, Tracey Bryant, Lisa Cairns, Britts 2, Wombat, Cecil Elson, Brain Slocombe, Den Gore, Emma Francis, Elaine Dunster, Katie Hodge,  Jayne & Traf Watts, Andreas & James @ The Blake Arms, Terry Groves & Watermans Garage, Roger Murphy, Darren Bennett, Jon Froud, Rian Froud.

Marketeers CC would like to thank all their sponsors for their continued support and we would also like to give a special thanks to the following – The Bridgwater Carnival Committee, Pentathalon Carnival Club, The Chameleon Trust, Jason Davie & Davies Engineering, Lee Singleton & all at TMB Pattens, Mike West & Somerset Carpenters and last but not least Traf, Jayne & all at the Old Market

Choreographers: Claire Taylor, Matthew Knapp & Stacey Knapp

Dressmakers: Suzette Dunster, Linda Roderick, Helen, Kim Ridgement, Teresa Wright, Stacey Knapp, Kathy Knapp

Artwork: Kev Rawles, Glyn Hughes, Kenny Rogers & Jamie Turner

Electricians: Darryl Taylor, Dave Kirk, Horney & the Gang

 

Musical director and music used: Tenpole Tudor – The Hayrick Song (DJ Wins Mega Mix)

Any other items of interest:

The Marketeers Carnival Club would like to thank every single person and organisation who has helped us to come through the hardest year in the clubs history.  Without the support and generosity of many people & various organisations it is highly unlikely that the club would still be in existence today. And for this help we are extremely grateful.

Marketeers CC would like to thank all their sponsors for their continued support and we would also like to give a special thanks to the following – The Bridgwater Carnival Committee, Pentathalon Carnival Club, The Chameleon Trust, Jason Davie & Davies Engineering, Lee Singleton & all at TMB Pattens, Mike West & Somerset Carpenters and last but not least Traf, Jayne & all at the Old Market

We would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the carnival viewing public for our inability to this year bring out an entry to the standard that you have come to expect from us, and which we expect from ourselves.  However with all being well, we will be back with a BANG next year to celebrate the clubs 50th anniversary.

And finally we would like to apologise if we have missed anyone out, your help was sincerely appreciated and we apologise for the oversight. This has not been intentional and has only happened because The Club Captain is filling in the form with the hangover from hell.

Results

Stage
Bridgwater
North Petherton
Burnham-On-sea
Shepton Mallet
Wells
Glastonbury
Weston-super-Mare
9th
7th
9th
16th

Not placed

Not placed

Not placed

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Additional cups

Bridgwater

Gordy Howells Cup (highest aggregate points for stage and road for clubs that come out of the top 5)

Alan Windsor
Marketeers CC Club Captain

**Grenedier Cup Winner - Bridgwater Gangs and Features Cart personality of the year 2009

Wells

Most Appropriate Music

Weston Carnival

Carnival Sprit
&
You Been Shafted

Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnival Association

Best decorated Generator

www.bobbietherat.co.uk
Bobbie the Rat on Facebook




06-11-09

 


20-10-09

 

We are pleased to announce that today Sedgemoor District Council’s finest. Has today granted us Planning Permission to build a 80ft x 80ft new carnival shed on land at Bristol Rd. Work on the site we start on 23rd November (A week after Weston Carnival) all going well we hope to move the cart on to the site Easter weekend 2010 and start building a 100ft entry for the 2010 Carnival With the sacrifice the club has made on our 2009 Entry we have now have a little over half the cost of this project and could still do with your support.

Buy-a-Brick Scheme – A deadline of 1st December has been set for people to purchase bricks, so if you wish to be immortalised in Marketeers History you will need to purchase one by this date! As requested we are also accepting payments in instalments. Therefore if you haven’t got the money to spare in one lump sum, you can pay in monthly or weekly instalments, please speak to David Kirk about this venture.
Download a Buy a Brick Form

Buy A Brick Appeal Word, PDF

Marketeers New Shed (how it might look)
8 photos

See the new shed in 3D with Google Earth

1 Install Google Earth if you dont have it

2 Download this file and open it with Google Earth

 


18-10-09

Stage result 9th

 


11-10-09

Stage Photo 2009 53 Photos


04-10-09

FRONT T-SHIRTBACK T-SHIRT

Added more photos of the shed at Halfway coming down

 


14-09-09

ladies-night 30/10/09 (and no the Marketeers will not be performing)


07-09-09

Issue 25 of The Cupboard Monster now on line
or you can download it here Word PDF

 

News

  • Cabaret Showtime – The next Cabaret is Sat 19th September; once again, we will be looking for extra help from all aspects of the club on the night of the Cabaret. This is vitally important as the last cabaret was such a success due to the help and support we received from all aspects of the club. Please please make a note of the date in your diaries and come down to lend us a hand.
  • Upcoming Bars – The club have bars on the following dates -  2 on the 19th Sept & 1 on the 27th September if anyone is available to help at any of these, please contact a committee member.
  • Getting Old Disgracefully – over concerts, yours truly will be celebrating his 30th birthday. Therefore on Friday 16th October, I am having a Party in the Function room of The Blake Arms. The party will have an 80’s theme and all are invited. Nobby is on the Wheels of Steel with guest appearances from DJ Seabum playing plenty of classic tunes and hopefully helping the night go with a Bang. Hope to see you there for what will be a night to remember.
  • 50th Anniversary celebrations – a date and a venue have been booked, Saturday 5th June 2010 @ Chilton Trinity School, we have invited a guest speaker (who has agreed) and also booked a comedian. Prices will be made available very shortly.
  • Night out – on Friday 11th Sept the club will be showing our appreciation of our tempory neighbours and hosts (Pentahalon CC) by having a night out with them at their home pub – The Swan, North Petherton. If you would like to come along for another top night out, we will be in the old market circa 7pm.
  • Travel and Ticket forms – these will be available within the next few weeks and will be sent out to everyone with the next addition of the Newsletter.
  • Buy-a-Brick Scheme – A deadline of 1st December has been set for people to purchase bricks, so if you wish to be immortalised in Marketeers History you will need to purchase one by this date! As requested we are also accepting payments in instalments. Therefore if you haven’t got the money to spare in one lump sum, you can pay in monthly or weekly instalments, please speak to Jones about this venture.

 


18-08-09

Carnival Transport Form Excel PDF


05-08-09

T-Shirt form 2009 Word PDF

Sponsored Bike Ride Form 2009 Word PDF


04-08-09

News

  • Cabaret Showtime – The next Cabaret is Sat 19th September; once again, we will be looking for extra help from all aspects of the club on the night of the Cabaret. This is vitally important as the last cabaret was such a success due to the help and support we received from all aspects of the club. Please please make a note of the date in your diaries and come down to lend us a hand.
  • Upcoming Bars – The club have bars on the following dates -  8th August, 5th Sept, 19th Sept & 27th September if anyone is available to help at any of these, please contact a committee member
  • Sponsored Lorry Pull – unfortunately we haven’t been able to get permission from Avon & Somerset police to do the lorry pull in the foreseeable future, however………..
  • Sponsored Bike Ride – the annual sponsored bike ride will be taking place on Sunday 30th August (bank holiday Sunday) we will be leaving the old market at approx midday, so please get some sponsorship and come along. Forms attached.
  • 50th Anniversary celebrations – a date and a venue have been booked, Saturday 5th June 2010 @ Chilton Trinity School, we have invited a guest speaker (who has agreed) and also booked a comedian. Prices will be made available very shortly.
  • Film Premiere 2 – as you may remember we were followed round by two sets of camera crews last year, one focusing on the club and one focusing on Chunk. After the phenomenal success of the first film (about the club) we are lucky enough to have The World Premiere of the other film coming up, this will be held on Monday 17th August starting at approx 7.45pm. as before this should be a good laugh and the chance to have a few beers whilst, unfortunately popcorn is not available on the night so please bring your own.
  • Buy-a-Brick Scheme – this is proving extremely popular, if you would like your name/message of you choice immortalised forever in the new Shed then please fill in a form and pass on to a committee member, a picture of a sample brick shows the quality of the product.

newsletter24 

Issue 24 of The Cupboard Monster now on line
or you can download it here Word PDF

 


25-07-09

 

Marketeers Leaving Halfway for the last time ever
129 Photos

The Marketeers Carnival Club would like to say

A Very big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us leave Halfway Inn and to every one who is storing our equipment all over Somerset.

That's the past and now for the future

Marketeers New Shed (how it might look)
8 photos


19-06-09

Issue 23 of The Cupboard Monster now on line
or you can download it here Word PDF


 

16-06-09

Buy A Brick Appeal

In an effort to raise funds for the re-location of the Marketeers Carnival Club cart building shed, The Marketeers Carnival Club in association with Etch-it of Bristol are pleased to announce a buy a brick scheme.

Each brick will be individually engraved with the message of your choice (maximum 2 lines 16 characters per line).

 are priced at minimum donation of £50.00* per brick

The bricks will be permanently displayed within a special area of the wall within the new shed and each owner of a brick will also receive an individually numbered certificate which will bare both the message engraved onto the Brick and the location within the specially designated area.

If you would like to join us in this exciting venture and forever own a part of Marketeers history, then please Download the form fill in and send of

Buy A Brick Appeal Word, PDF

* Please note persons who have already made donations of £50.00 or over will receive a brick courtesy of the club.

 


15-05-09

Chunk need you

Relocation – Shed Building Fund Appeal

The Marketeers Carnival club has recently been giving notice of
Intent by the Landlord of The Halfway Inn, for us to vacate the land
we have used since 1973.

Therefore for the first time in the clubs history we have
no-where to build a cart this year.

If you are able to assist us in anyway,
Be it, a temporary loan of land to build on, the supply of manual labour
Or perhaps a small cash donation or an interest free loan
(Loans are re-payable within 5 years starting October 2011,
final payment Oct 2016)
This would help to enable us to erect a new shed whilst still taking part in
Bridgwater Carnival this year. We would be extremely grateful.

At the moment we have three schemes running

A   Donate to the club a value of your choice

B   lend the club an interest free loan, which will be repaid in five
yearly installments these being the 1st of October 2011
until the 1st of October 2015 when the monies will have been
paid back in full

C   Lend the club an interest free loan that will be
re-payable in full by the 1st of October 2019.

We are also investigating selling bricks to the new construction of the shed,
that will forever bare the name of the persons that purchased the bricks.

 

Yours in Carnival
Chunky Dunster
Club President

If you think you can help please use our contact page


 

Why Not Join our New

Group

“Hi first can we say a big Thank-you to the person who donated to our paypal account in 2008 we raised a grand total of £1

 We hope that we can do better in 2009 so we thought we would give you an incentive to donate. Our great plan is, that If we have not raised £100 by carnival this year, this web site will be replaced by a video of the Marketeers legendry bus chaser Kevin ‘Grover’ Grover Dancing naked and if you thought that was bad enough he will be singing, please spare us from a fate like this and help to build another great year for Marketeers CC by clicking on the paypal link and donating whatever you can.

 Remember, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, the grand total is currently £1.00 so please get donating”


04-05-09

Old Folks Show Review

Well we had an act for the males with Bet's People, now it was time for an act for the females, yes it's Marketeers up
next!!
MARKETEERS CC - 'Chippendales and Bunny Girls'.
Malcolm introduced Marketeers to the town hall crowd by saying that the club had said that if they applaud loud
enough at the end there will be a special treat. Following last year's 'Babies' the Marketeers lads almost looked
overdressed this year - at least to begin with, the words wardrobe malfunction come to mind. Following a big build up
from Chris and Malcolm, the Chippendales section took to the stage first and were then followed by the Bunny Girls,
who under the make up I suspect were the older members of the club. This was as we all expected, highly hilarious
knock about fun, the Marketeers lads letting themselves go completely as they hammed it up and in doing so provided
non-stop laughs for the audience. 'Strip' songs for Marketeers included, 'Who Let The Dogs Out', 'It's Raining Men',
'Girls, Girls, Girls', 'Hey Big Suspender' (a song which I think in Carnival terms will always be associated with
Newmarket CC), 'Bread And Butter' (which was a Top 20 hit in 1964 for American vocal group, The Newbeats), 'Hot
Stuff from The Full Monty and to which got the audience clapping and 'Sex Bomb'. To be serious I think one or two in
the audience were a bit shocked, but that did not prevent Marketeers having the biggest round of applause of the
night, an set that was certainly up to the previous standard delivered by this club for this event. Interesting on the last
night to see how many females crowded into the wings to watch this particular act, the wings being empty as soon as
Marketers left the town hall!!

Reproduce By kind Permission of Arthur Dyke of the
The South West Carnival Newsletter
Get a whole year of Newsletters for only £16

02-05-09

Updated Marketeers Multimedia Page added links to Old Folks & Marketeers Pontoon Dinner

Updated our Own Awards Page

Issue 22 of The Cupboard Monster now on line
or you can download it here Word PDF

 

News 02-05-09

  • Cabaret Showtime – The next Cabaret is Sat 16th May; once again, we will be looking for extra help from all aspects of the club on the night of the Cabaret. This is vitally important as the last cabaret was such a success due to the help and support we received from all aspects of the club. Please please make a note of the date in your diaries and come down to lend us a hand.
  • Somer-Rock – as mentioned previously in the newsletter, we gained the contract to provide Bar Staff and Stewards at the event, please keep Sat 25th July free in your diary, as we will need help from as many people as possible at this event.
  • Sponsored Lorry Pull – in an effort to raise some much needed funds, the club will be doing a lorry pull on August 15th. Sponsor forms and details to follow.
  • 50th Anniversary celebrations – a date and a venue have been booked, Saturday 5th June 2010 @ Chilton Trinity School, please make a note of this in your diary as would like to see as many there as possible. More details coming soon


Pontoon Dinner Award winners

The Road Crew Cup for Cart Personality
Decided by the Road crew for personality on cart

Ben Whitemore
Ben Whitemore

The Presidents Cup
Awarded by the President for hard-work & dedication. To a member who has been in the club for 3 years or less.
Nick Hallett

Nick Hallett

 

Marketeers CC V.P. Association
Stage Personality Cup

Awarded by the choreographer and the stage committee for personality on stage

Ian Barber
Ian Barber
The Alec & Vivian Bosley Presentation Shield
Voted on by all club personnel for
dedication to work out the cart

Matthew Knapp
Mat Knapp
The Clubman of the Year Award
Awarded by the club committee for their Clubman of the Year
Mark Mason
Mark Mason


The Marketeers Marketeer Trophy
Voted on by all club personnel for their ‘Marketeer’ of the Year

Alan Windsor
Alan Windsor
The Admiral Blake Dipstick Shield
Awarded for the Biggest ‘Dipstick’ comment or action of the Year
Voted by the club in a secret ballot
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers
The Slade Award
Awarded by previous years winner for Biggest Financial Mistake
Oile Mitchell
Oile Mitchell

Life Time achievement to the Conservative Party
Awarded By David Cameron
Chunky Dunster

Chunky Dunster

 


13-01-09

Issue 21 of The Cupboard Monster now on line
or you can download it here Word PDF

Pontoon Dinner Letter Word PDF

Pontoon Dinner Form Excel PDF

News 13-01-09

  • AGM – The Annual General meeting of The Marketeers Carnival Club is taking place Monday 19th January at The Mansion House 7.30pm Start. Please make the effort to attend, apologies to Windsor or Paul Brazewell.
  • Cabaret Showtime – The next Cabaret is Sat 14th Feb.; as with the Xmas cab we will be looking for extra help from all aspects of the club on the night of the Cabaret. This is vitally important as the last cabaret was such a success due to the help and support we received from all aspects of the club. Please please make a note of the date in your diaries and come down to lend us a hand.
  • Pontoon Dinner - The date for the annual Pontoon dinner has been set – Saturday 14th March 2009.  Letter and forms are attached to this newsletter. Once again it is being held in Bar 27 and all trophies from out successful year will be on display.
  • Club Photo – we as a club have decided it would be a nice moment to have a group photo with all the trophies we won during the last year, dates are still being discussed, but it is though will probably be the day after the pontoon dinner. More details will follow.

Who's Was Who in 2009

President: Chunky Dunster

Chairman: Steve Wright

Captain: Alan Windsor

Treasure: David Kirk Jnr

Secretary: Adrian Horne

Vice Chairman: Mat Knapp

Vice Captain: Kevin Groves

Vice Treasure: Tim Knapp

Vice Secretary: Steve Adlam

Stage Co-Ordinator: Ian Barber

Costume Co-Ordinator: Sue Dunster

Cart Co-Ordinator: Steve Trunks

Engineering Co-Ordinator Dan Cullen

Electricians Co-Ordinator: Darryl Taylor

Committee Representative: Chunky Dunster

Gangs & Features Representatives: Tim Knapp

Squibbing Co-Ordinator: Tim Knapp

Road Crew Manager: Richard Radford

Club Lorry Driver: Ken Marsh

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