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Founded in 1960 as the Sydenham Club, the club changed headquarters several times before a move in 1973 to The Market House (latterly The Valiant Soldier Pub and Remedies Bar) saw the club adopt the name The Marketeers Carnival Club.

Great success followed and the mid 1970s to mid 1980s saw the club secure first place at five Bridgwater Carnivals, as well as winning six county cups as either overall champions or feature category champions in the wider Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnivals Association awards. This period also saw success on stage for the club, as they were awarded a top four finish 22 times in 23 years (1978 – 2001) at the annual Bridgwater Carnival Concerts.

Despite success on both the stage and in the carnival procession, the club is probably best known for their iconic red coats. Known in carnival circles as ‘Rat Jackets’, these have been worn by club members since 1979.

The new millennium has seen the club return to the top of the carnival tree, finishing in the top two at every Bridgwater Carnival since 2014, and even taking first place in 2018 with their spectacular entry ‘Consider Yourself (Dickensian)’.

Based at the Blake Arms Hotel, Penel Orlieu, the club has in excess of 120 personnel involved with the club, consisting of full members, junior members, vice presidents and honorary / life members.

If you’d like to find out more about the Marketeers Carnival Club, you can contact them through their various social media channels:

Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/Marketeerscc/

Twitter: @MarketeersCC

Instagram: marketeers_c.c

Contact Alan Windsor, Club Captain

Procession Results

Year
Title
Class
Position
Cup
2023
Dames
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
2
2022
Gold! (Got A Dream)
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
3
2019
Bad Guys
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
2
2017
The Locker
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
2
2016
Warp Speed Space Machine
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
2
2015
Noah
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
2
2014
Battle Of Atlantis
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
2
2013
Anarchy
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
4
2012
Roller-Ghoster
Feature Cart – Local
2
2011
Flying Machines
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
3
2010
CLOCKWORK KINGDOM
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
13
2009
Scarecrows (Get Off My Land)
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
7
2008
GHOST RIDERS “LET’S RIDE”
Feature Cart – Local
3
2007
THOR – GOD OF THUNDER
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
4
2006
SUPERHEROES
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
2
2005
SHOWBOAT
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
5
2004
PLATOON
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
5
2003
ROCK 2003
Feature Cart – Local
2
2002
THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON
Feature Cart – Local
3
2001
NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN
Feature Cart – Local
3
2000
OH NO IT ISN’T
Feature Cart – Local
2
1999
SHAZZAM
Feature Cart – Local
5
1998
MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS
Feature Cart – Local
3
1997
MUNDO AFRIKA
Feature Cart – Local
2
1996
CYBERSTAR
Feature Cart – Local
3
1995
JESTER LAUGHS
Feature Cart – Local
3
1994
SPELLBOUND
Feature Cart – Local
5
1993
SKULLDUGGERY
Feature Cart – Local
3
1992
CLOCKWORK CAPERS
Feature Cart – Local
5
1991
CARNIVAL PARADE
Feature Cart – Local
5
1991
CARNIVAL PARADE
Feature – (Five Or More On Foot)
2
1989
LAND OF THE PHAROAHS
Feature Cart – Local
4
1988
IN HIGH SPIRITS
Feature Cart – Local
3
1987
REDSKINS
Feature Cart – Local
2
1986
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Feature Cart – Local
2
1985
JUST CLOWNING AROUND
Feature Cart – Local
1
1984
MINSTRELS
Feature Cart – Local
2
1982
LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE
Feature Cart – Local
1
1981
FROST FANTASIA
Feature Cart – Local
5
1980
THE OLD BRIGADE ON PARADE
Feature Cart – Local
1
1979
SPLENDOUR OF THE AZTECS
Feature Cart – Local
2
1977
PLAKTRON OF AQUALANTIS
Feature Cart – Local
2
1976
XANADU
Feature Cart – Local
3
1975
AMERICAN ROADSHOW
Feature Cart – Local
5
1974
ARRIVAL OF THE SUNLORDS
Feature Cart – Local
1
1973
BULLDOG BREED
Feature Cart – Local
1

Concert Results

Year
Title
Class
Position
Cup
2023
Dames
Best Comic Act, Best Costume
2022
Hillbillies of Bulk Rock
Best Comic Act
2022
Hillbillies of Bulk Rock
Features & Tableau
6
2019
The Speakeasy
Features & Tableau
7
2018
Dickensian London
Features & Tableau
6
2016
 Somewhere Els
Features & Tableau
6
2015
Noah
Features & Tableau
6
2014
 The Lost City
Features & Tableau
9
2013
Punk’d
Features & Tableau
6
2012
Spooksville
Features & Tableau
7
2011
The Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines
Features & Tableau
9
2010
Fort Life
Features & Tableau
5
2009
Down On The Farm
Features & Tableau
9
2008
Ghost Riders (Let’s Ride)
Features & Tableau
9
2007
Thor – God of Thunder
Features & Tableau
5
2006
Not All Men Are Created Equal
Features & Tableau
5
2005
Showboat
Features & Tableau
4
2004
Platoon
Features & Tableau
4
2003
Glam Rock
Features & Tableau
6
2002
Gung Hayfat Choy
Features & Tableau
6
2001
Clown Town
Best Costume
2001
Clown Town
Features & Tableau
2
2000
Oh Yes it is
Best Costume
2000
Oh Yes It Is!
Feature
1
1999
Shazaam
Feature
3
1998
Tobapuw
Feature
2
1997
Tribal Instincts
Best Costume
1997
Tribal Instincts
Feature
1
1996
Watch This Space
Feature
3
1995
Jester ‘Nother Show
Feature
2
1994
Spellbound
Feature
2
1993
Skullduggery
Feature
1
1992
Magical Musical Tour
Feature
4
1991
King Of Carnival
Feature
3
1990
Rockin’ Wild
Feature
4
1989
Indiana Jones And The Mystery Of The Black Cat
Feature
3
1988
October 31st, 1958
Feature
2
1987
Redskins
Best Costume
1987
Redskins
Feature
2
1986
Seeing Is Believing
Feature
2
1985
Just Clowning Around
Concert – 1st Position – Highest points gang or feature.
1985
Just Clowning Around
Overall – Championship Cup – Local
1984
Minstrels
Overall – Championship Cup – Local
1984
Minstrels
Concert – 1st Position – Highest points gang or feature.
1983
Butterfly Ball
Second Position – Feature
1982
Land of Make Believe
Overall – Championship Cup – Local
1982
Land of Make Believe
Concert – 1st Position – Highest points gang or feature.
1979
Splendour of the Aztecs
Second Position – Feature
1978
X-Cert
Concert – 1st Position – Highest points gang or feature.
1974
The Arrival of the Sunlords
Overall – Championship Cup – Local

Videos

2023 – Marketeers CC – Dames

2022 – Marketeers CC – Gold! (Got a Dream)

2019 – Marketeers CC – Bad Guys

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