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Centurion Carnival Club

Centurion Carnival Club

The club was formed in 1938 by a group working for the local council, hence first being called Town Council Employees Carnival Club. Unfortunately the Second World War started in 1939, so the club had to go on hold until after the war ended in 1945.

Tableau clubs were very popular in the early years, being one of quite a few in the town, but as the years went by the feature clubs became very popular.

The club changed to just Council Carnival Club in the 1970’s due to local people thinking the local council was giving the club money to build and support their winning ways. This was of course untrue, so the decision was made to change the name.Another name change came in 1984 when the club became known as Centurion Carnival Club, and this remains to this day.

Past Chairman, Jack Crowther, worked very hard for the club and helped by purchasing a plot of land at the Bristol Road carnival site for the members to build their entries. Jack’s legacy lives on and the club is forever grateful for what he did for them.

The club’s headquarters have changed a few times over the years, and previous headquarters include  the Duke of Monmouth, Blake Arms, The Mansion House, The White Hart and in later years at The Blake Hall with Dan and Sarah Smith.

The club is one of the smallest on the Bridgwater Carnival scene, and the members continue to work hard all year around with various fundraising activities, including, prize bingos ,tombolas, fetes, quizzes, stewarding, etc. The club do their very best to build an entry every year, and members are proud to be part of the Bridgwater Carnival scene.

Although Bridgwater could once boast numerous tableau clubs, today Centurion CC are one of the only two surviving in the town.

Tommy Banner, accordionist and vocalist with the legendary chart topping band, The Wurzels, is one of the many people who has been involved with the club over the years.

Procession Results

Year
Title
Class
Position
Cup
2019
Arabian Splendour
Class 2 – Tableau Cart Local
2
2018
Frozen Kingdom
Class 2 – Tableau Cart Local
2
2017
Toad Hall
Class 2 – Tableau Cart Local
2
2016
Twisted Circus
Class 2 – Tableau Cart Local
2
2015
Victorian Christmas
Class 2 – Tableau Cart Local
2
2014
Willow
Class 2 – Tableau Cart Local
2
2013
House Of Tudor
Class 2 – Tableau Cart Local
2
2012
Amsterdam
Tableau Cart – Local
2
2011
Santas Workshop
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
10
2010
MYSTERY OF TAROT
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
8
2009
Rhyme Time
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
10
2008
QUALITY STREET
Tableaux Cart – Local
2
2007
PHAROAHS THROUGH THE AGES
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
11
2006
JOURNEY TO NEVERLAND
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
11
2005
ENCHANTED KINGDOM
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
10
2004
STARGAZER
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
8
2003
COME TO THE CIRCUS
Tableaux Cart – Local
2
2002
ALADDIN
Tableaux Cart – Local
2
2001
MYSTIC ISLAND
Tableaux Cart – Local
2
2000
CHILDRENS DREAM FOR CHRISTMAS
Tableaux Cart – Local
2
1999
INTERGALACTIC VISITORS
Tableaux Cart – Local
2
1998
ADVENTURES IN LEGOLAND
Tableaux Cart – Local
2
1997
THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
Tableaux Cart – Local
2
1996
GHOST TRAIN
Tableaux Cart – Local
2
1995
THE BOY PHARAOH
Tableaux Cart – Local
3
1994
THE PLANETS
Tableaux Cart – Local
3
1993
THE GUNPOWDER PLOT
Tableaux Cart – Local
4
1992
THE FORBIDDEN CITY OF PEKING
Tableaux Cart – Local
3
1991
ONCE UPON A TIME
Tableaux Cart – Local
2
1990
AZTEC EMPIRE
Tableaux Cart – Local
4
1989
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
Tableaux Cart – Local
4
1988
JASON & THE ARGONAUTS
Tableaux Cart – Local
4
1987
KINGDOM FIRE AND ICE
Tableaux Cart – Local
3
1986
QUEST FOR THE BLOODSTONE
Tableaux Cart – Local
3
1985
A TRIBUTE TO LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN
Tableaux Cart – Local
3
1984
SPARTACUS
Tableaux Cart – Local
4

Concert Results

Year
Title
Class
Position
Cup
2019
Sinbad and the Mysterious Island
Features & Tableau
12
2018
Frozen Kingdom
Features & Tableau
12
2017
Toad Hall
Features & Tableau
11
2016
 Twisted Circus
Features & Tableau
13
2015
 Victorian Christmas
Features & Tableau
12
2014
 Willow
Features & Tableau
12
2013
House of Tudor
Features & Tableau
10
2012
Tulips From Amsterdam
Features & Tableau
13
2011
Santa’s Workshop
Features & Tableau
13
2010
Mystery Of The Tarot
Features & Tableau
12
2009
Rhyme Time
Features & Tableau
10
2008
Quality Street
Features & Tableau
13
2007
Pharoahs Through The Ages
Features & Tableau
13
2006
Journey To Neverland
Features & Tableau
13
2005
Kingdom Of The Enchanted Queen
Features & Tableau
12
2004
Stargazer
Features & Tableau
13
2003
Join The Circus
Features & Tableau
13
2002
Aladdin
Features & Tableau
13
2001
Mystic Island
Features & Tableau
12
2000
Children’s Dream For Christmas
Tableau
2
1999
Intergalactic Visitors
Tableau
2
1998
Leg Godt (Playwell)
Tableau
2
1997
The Ancient Mariner
Tableau
2
1996
Tunnel Of Fear
Tableau
2
1995
The Boy Pharaoh
Tableau
3
1994
The Planets
Tableau
3
1993
The Gunpowder Plot
Tableau
4
1992
Peking – The Forbidden City
Tableau
4
1991
Once Upon A Time
Tableau
4
1990
The Aztec Empire
Tableau
4
1989
Chronicles Of Narnia (The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe)
Tableau
4
1988
Jason & The Argonauts
Tableau
4
1987
The Kingdoms Of Fire And Ice
Tableau
3
1986
Quest For The Bloodstone
Tableau
3
1984
Spartacus
Concert – Tableaux or Feature – White Hart Cup runner up

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