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Ramblers Carnival Club

Ramblers Carnival Club

Ramblers Carnival Club was formed in a moment of madness in 1961 by a band of 10 members. (Namely, Mike Hancock, Terry Milton, Roy Turner, Dave Bennet, Dave Baker, Jessy Howes, Pete Edmonds, Plum Pardoe, Brian Sweeting and Dave Adamson). This membership soon grew and membership now stands at around 40. The club was initially based at the Duke of Monmouth but now has its Headquarters firmly established at the Bunch of Grapes in St John Street. The Ramblers have developed a reputation for being somewhat eccentric if not a little mischievous. Many people would argue that this is the driving force which has maintained the strength of the club over the years through the good and bad times. The  spectacular and mesmerising past entries, both on the stage and on the road, justifiably demonstrates the success the club has enjoyed over the years.

The club hold weekly meetings at the Bunch of Grapes Pub in St John Street, Bridgwater at 8pm on Thursday evenings. Anyone interested in joining or lending support is welcome to attend.

Procession Results

Year
Title
Class
Position
Cup
2019
Welcome to the Sambadrome
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
3
2018
Barnum’s Parade
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
2
2017
Halloween In Deadman’s Hollow
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
3
2016
Scrapped
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
3
2015
Gangs Of Gotham
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
3
2014
Freeze
Class 4 – Feature Cart Local
3
2012
The Adventures Of Ali Baba
Feature Cart – Local
3
2011
The Mississippi Queen, Destination Mardi Gras
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
5
2010
GUARDIANS OF THE DEEP
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
2
2009
Ramses Revenge (Curse of the Mummy)
Feature & Tableau Cart – Local
2
2008
TOY TOWN STEAM
Feature Cart – Local
5
2007
BUSHIDO
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
3
2006
YEEHA
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
3
2004
AZTEC
Tableaux/Feature Cart – Local
2
2003
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
Feature Cart – Local
1
2002
INVASION FORCE
Feature Cart – Local
1
2001
THE LION KING
Feature Cart – Local
2
2000
CALYPSO
Feature Cart – Local
3
1999
MUSIC PARADE
Feature Cart – Local
4
1998
PIRACY
Feature Cart – Local
2
1997
TOPSY TURVY
Feature Cart – Local
4
1996
SHOWTIME
Feature Cart – Local
4
1995
DRAGONS
Feature Cart – Local
5
1993
DROIDS
Feature Cart – Local
2
1992
AMERICAN PARADE
Feature Cart – Local
2
1991
WAR DRUMS
Feature Cart – Local
3
1990
FLYING DOWN TO RIO
Feature Cart – Local
2
1989
BLACK MAGIC
Feature Cart – Local
1
1988
CIRCUS ON PARADE
Feature Cart – Local
1
1987
ORIENTAL MAGIC
Feature Cart – Local
1
1986
CARIBBEAN SHOWTIME
Feature Cart – Local
1
1985
ENGLAND’S GLORY
Feature Cart – Local
3
1984
PIRATES OF THE DEEP (IN DAVY JONES’ LOCKER)
Feature Cart – Local
5
1983
GNOMES AT FLOWER FAIR
Feature Cart – Local
3
1981
ROBOT SKY BUS
Feature Cart – Local
1
1980
THE VOODOO WARRIORS
Feature Cart – Local
1979
THE ICE WARRIORS
Comic Feature Mounted
1978
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT
Feature Cart – Local
4
1973
CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL AFLOAT
Feature Cart – Local
2
1972
SHOWBAND
Feature Cart – Local
1
1971
MANITAU – SPIRIT OF THE REDMAN
Feature Cart – Local
1970
MINSTREL MAGIC
Feature Cart – Local
1
1969
SACRIFICIAL FANTASY (SACRIFICE TO THE ICE DRAGON)
Feature Cart – Local
5
1966
HOMAGE TO THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN
Features – Local
1
1965
STUDENTS OF HEIDELBERG
Feature Cart – Local
8
1964
THE CAPTURE OF THE LOCH NESS MONSTER
Groups of Masqueraders – Local
5
1963
GAY GUARDS OF INDIA
Feature Cart – Local
4
1962
THE VIKINGS
Features – Local
3

Concert Results

Year
Title
Class
Position
Cup
2019
Baile De Favela
Features & Tableau
1
2018
Barnum’s Travelling Show
Features & Tableau
2
2017
 The Unfair
Features & Tableau
3
2016
 Road To Nowhere
Features & Tableau
1
2015
Gotham’s Most Wanted
Features & Tableau
3
2014
 The Norsemen
Features & Tableau
5
2013
What’s The Buzz
Features & Tableau
4
2012
Open Sesame
Features & Tableau
6
2011
Bourbon Street Party
Features & Tableau
3
2010
Fathoms Below
Features & Tableau
2
2009
Pharaohs Party
Features & Tableau
1
2008
Billy’s Magic Toys
Features & Tableau
3
2007
Bushido
Features & Tableau
4
2006
Way Out West
Features & Tableau
2
2005
The Olde Market Tavern
Features & Tableau
1
2004
Aztec Gold (And Fools Who Steal It)
Features & Tableau
3
2003
Dracula Spectacular
Features & Tableau
1
2002
Nu-Vegas
Features & Tableau
5
2001
Pride Rock
Features & Tableau
3
2000
That Calypso Sensation
Feature
4
1999
Entertainment 2000
Feature
4
1998
Island Of Piracy
Feature
1
1997
Topsy Turvy Day
Feature
3
1996
Theatreland
Feature
1
1995
Chinatown
Feature
1
1994
Rhythm Of The Sun
Feature
1
1993
The Time Machine
Feature
3
1992
Coming To America
Feature
1
1991
The Drums Of War (A Story Of The Redman)
Feature
2
1990
Rio Masquerade
Feature
1
1989
Black Magic
Feature
2
1988
Circus On Parade
Feature
1
1987
Oriental Magic
Feature
3
1986
Caribbean Showtime
Feature
1
1985
Englands Glory
Third Position – Feature
1984
Pirates of the Dep
Second Position – Feature
1983
Gnomes at Flower Fair
Concert – 1st Position – Highest points gang or feature.
1982
Mississippi Music Men
Second Position – Feature
1980
The Voodoo Warriors
Second Position – Feature
1974
Cossack Cavalcade *
Second Position – Tableaux
1972
Showband
Overall – Championship Cup – Local
1972
Showband
Concert – 1st Position – Highest points gang or feature.
1971
Manitou Spirit of the Redman
Concert – 1st Position – Highest points gang or feature.
1970
Minstrel Magic
Overall – Championship Cup – Local
1970
Minstrel Magic
Concert – 1st Position – Highest points gang or feature.
1969
Sacrifice to the Ice Dragon
Concert – 1st Position – Highest points gang or feature.

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