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Cavaliers Carnival Club

Cavaliers Carnival Club

Cavaliers CC is the second oldest surviving carnival club in Bridgwater and Somerset. The club was formed in 1937 as the Coronoddies Carnival Club, taking its name from the coronation of King George VI in that very same year.

After the end of the Second World War, the club changed its name to the Golden Lion CC, as its headquarters at the time was the town’s Golden Lion Inn. Due to the closure of the pub in 1980, the club was forced to move on and took residence up at The Crown Inn in St John Street, where the club became known as the Crown Cavaliers CC. Two years later, the club dropped the word Crown and became Cavaliers CC, which they are still known as today.

The club is very much a family affair with many generations being involved. Currently the club has a membership of about 45 people, with ages ranging from 15 to 63 years old.

The club have had some success over the years culminating with winning the county cup in 1966, and after a few years in the doldrums, won some trophies and recognition in 2019 for their entry Left Behind, which was based on the work of the land girls in World War II.

The club fundraise all year round with bingos, stewarding at events, sponsored events, and for the last 30 years have organised the one and only Bridgwater Pram Race.

Cavaliers Carnival Club are always happy to welcome new members, and can be contacted through their Facebook page.

The club is based at The Admirals Landing Pub, The Docks, Bridgwater.

Procession Results

Year
Title
Class
Position
Cup
2019
Left Behind
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
8
2018
Amazonia
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
7
2017
Champagne And Chandeliers
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
9
2016
Ker-Ching
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
9
2015
Evil Within
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
9
2014
Juke Box Jive
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
9
2013
Once Upon A Time
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
10
2012
Nordic Invasion
Feature Cart – Local
9
2011
Magic Masters
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
11
2010
JEST FOR FUN
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
10
2009
Stand and Deliver
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
11
2008
STATESIDE
Feature Cart – Local
10
2007
WHAT A WRECK
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
10
2006
SAMBA
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
9
2005
POLAR EXPRESS
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
8
2004
IT’S A GREAT BIG UNIVERSE
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
9
2003
VOODOO
Feature Cart – Local
7
2002
CUTTHROATS
Feature Cart – Local
8
2001
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Feature Cart – Local
8
2000
SHOWSTOPPERS
Feature Cart – Local
6
1999
ON THE WARPATH
Feature Cart – Local
11
1998
FIRE AND ICE
Feature Cart – Local
10
1997
ALAKAZAM
Feature Cart – Local
10
1996
FRIGHT NIGHT
Feature Cart – Local
8
1995
MARY POPPINS
Feature Cart – Local
8
1994
WHETHER THE WEATHER
Feature Cart – Local
9
1993
MAGIC IN MOTION
Feature Cart – Local
10
1992
TYPICALLY TROPICAL
Feature Cart – Local
10
1991
WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS
Feature Cart – Local
11
1990
PANTO TIME
Feature Cart – Local
10
1989
PAINT YOUR WAGON
Feature Cart – Local
10
1988
PARIS – TOUS LES SOIRS
Feature Cart – Local
10
1986
MEDIEVAL ENTERTAINMENT
Feature Cart – Local
10

Concert Results

Year
Title
Class
Position
Cup
2019
Step Into Your Place
Features & Tableau
10
2018
Bem Vindo A Selva
Features & Tableau
10
2017
 We Are The Cavalier Crew
Features & Tableau
10
2016
 Sin City
Features & Tableau
11
2015
 Little Shop Of Horrors
Features & Tableau
10
2014
 Class Of ’55
Features & Tableau
11
2013
Once Upon A Time
Features & Tableau
12
2012
It’s My “Norse” Life
Features & Tableau
11
2011
Spellbound
Features & Tableau
8
2010
Jest Another Day
Features & Tableau
11
2009
Stand And Deliver
Features & Tableau
13
2008
Let’s Get Ready To Rumble
Features & Tableau
12
2007
Into The Deep
Features & Tableau
11
2006
Rhythm Of Rio
Features & Tableau
11
2005
All Aboard The Polar Express
Features & Tableau
10
2004
Wakko’s World
Features & Tableau
9
2003
The Power Of Voodoo
Features & Tableau
8
2002
Professional Pirates
Features & Tableau
8
2001
Step Into Christmas
Features & Tableau
11
2000
42nd Street
Feature
7
1999
Kachina
Feature
9
1998
Fire And Ice
Feature
10
1997
Sheer Genie-Us
Feature
10
1996
Frightmare
Feature
5
1995
Mary Poppins
Feature
7
1994
Whether The Weather
Feature
8
1993
Magic In Motion
Feature
9
1992
Typically Tropical
Feature
11
1991
Cracking Carnival Christmas
Feature
11
1990
Panto Time
Feature
10
1989
Paint Your Wagon
Feature
11
1988
Paris – Tous Les Soirs
Feature
10
1987
New Beginning
Feature
11
1986
Medieval Entertainment
Feature
4

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