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.
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.
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.