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Ker Cup

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Inscribed: – Presented to the Bridgwater Carnival Committee by H. M. B. Ker 1924.

Mr Ker was a local Auctioneer and Estate Agent.

Awarded for: – Procession 1st position highest points Gang or Feature.

Presented in 1924 the first cup to be presented for Bridgwater Carnival Awards.

List of Winners:
1924Rupert Emporer of EstoniaEastenders C.C., Bridgwater
1925Courtiers of Prince Seti *Devonshire Arms C.C., Bridgwater
1926Barons of the Red LionOld Boys, Bridgwater
1927The Moors of GranadaNorthgate Brewery, Bridgwater
1928Ye Merrie GeorgiansDolphin Club, Bridgwater
1929The Duke of Monmouth and his FollowersDevonshire Arms C.C., Bridgwater
1930Bridgwater Premier Circus(in Concert Prog. as) Mr Hooper’s St John St.
1931Officers of the Highland InfantryDevonshire Arms C.C., Bridgwater
1932Mikado and his CourtMalt Shovel C.C., Bridgwater
1933Officers of the Norfolk & Suffolk BorderersNorth Pole C.C., Bridgwater
1934A Sporting King and his loyal StaffMalt Shovel C.C., Bridgwater
1935=Lawrence of Arabia with Feisal and his ChiefsMalt Shovel C.C., Bridgwater
1935=Officers of the West Somerset Yeomanry 1831North Pole C.C., Bridgwater
1936Elizabeth Court and Characters of her ReignMalt Shovel C.C., Bridgwater
1937Tarzan and his ApesRailway Club, Bridgwater
1938Prince Hassan and Statesmen of EgyptStarkey Knight & Ford, Bridgwater

No Carnivals took place during the War years 1939 – 1945

1946Burmese GentlemenTown Council Emp. C.C., Bridgwater
19472247 AdWest End C.C., Bridgwater
1948Knights of the Royal Order of ChivalryOld Kraft Boys C.C., Bridgwater
1949Scene from the Life of PagininiOld Kraft Boys C.C., Bridgwater
1950King CarnivalLime Kiln C.C., Bridgwater
1951Widecombe FairVagabonds C.C., Bridgwater
1952Sultan Kansuh and his CourtStarkey Knight & Ford, Bridgwater
1953Palace Dancers at the Court of SiamHardy Spicer Club, Bridgwater
1954LilliputLime Kiln C.C., Bridgwater
1955Ancient Egyptians on the NileGolden Lion C.C., Bridgwater
1956Samson and the PhilistinesWilmot & Breedons, Bridgwater
1957Life in ArcadyW & F Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1958Lady Fu Chen ReturnsW & F Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1959Boris GodunovW & F Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1960Gems of the TowerLime Kiln C.C., Bridgwater
1961Return of King KongRevellers C.C., Bridgwater
1962The Golden SwanWills C.C., Bridgwater
1963Land of the WillowsLime Kiln C.C., Bridgwater
1964Regency DandiesLime Kiln C.C., Bridgwater
1965King Arthur and the Knights of the Round TableDevonshire C.C., Bridgwater
1966Homage to the Abominable SnowmanRamblers C.C., Bridgwater
1967Marco PoloTown Council C.C., Bridgwater
1968Universal PeaceTown Council C.C., Bridgwater
1969The PlanatariansCoates Fencing, Bridgwater
1970Lancer of IndiaTown Council C.C., Bridgwater
1971Carnival Tijuana StyleGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1972Scenes from AladdinWills C.C., Bridgwater
1973The Dragon EmpressTown Council C.C., Bridgwater
1974Arrival of the SunlordsMarketeers C.C., Bridgwater
1975The Mountain KingTown Council C.C., Bridgwater
1976SamuriHinkley Point C.C., Bridgwater
1977King Ludwigs Journey of FantasyHinkley Point C.C., Bridgwater
1978A Short History of Capo Di MonteHinkley Point C.C., Bridgwater
1979Regimental GloryHinkley Point C.C., Bridgwater
1980Holiday on IceWills C.C., Bridgwater
1981Quo VadisBohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1982Land of make BelieveMarketeers C.C., Bridgwater
1983Battle of BlenheimBohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1984Mexican River FestivalBritish Flag C.C., Bridgwater
1985Just Clowning AroundMarketeers C.C., Bridgwater
1986Kublai KhanBohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1987Phantom of the OperaWills C.C., Bridgwater
1988Soloman and ShebaWills C.C., Bridgwater
1989Carnevale A VeneziaBohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1990The Three MusketeersWills C.C., Bridgwater
1991Star FightersGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1992Lore Circle of the MagnakaiWills C.C., Bridgwater
1993CatsWills C.C., Bridgwater
1994RedskinsGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1995PiratesGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1996Robot AttackGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1997Comic StripWills C.C., Bridgwater
1998This is HalloweenGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1999AfrikaGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2000Circus 2000Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2001SinbadGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2002Invasion ForceRamblers C.C., Bridgwater
2003Midnight ExpressRamblers C.C., Bridgwater
2004RioGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2005Mickey’s ParadeGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2006Ghost Ship (Deliver Us)Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2007VampiresGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2008Nenesis (Invasion Earth)Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2009JoustGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2010Wild Bill’s Runaway TrainGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2011Jungle DrumsGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2012RevolutionGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2013Swarm ForceRamblers C.C., Bridgwater
2014Brunels Kingdom – The ShipyardGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2015Lights, Camera, Action!Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2016Mexican Day of The Dead FestivalGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2017Run For The HillsGremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2018Consider Yourself (Dickensian)Marketeers C.C., Bridgwater

* The winner of the Ker Cup in 1925 has engraved on the cup Courtiers of Prince Seti.

The Following report taken from the Bridgwater Mercury indicates Toy Soldiers were the winners.

Mercury report:- “Toy Soldiers – It is not surprising that so brilliant an exhibit should find favour with the judges and all agreed that it deservedly won 1st prize and the Ker Cup”

Note Courtiers of Prince Seti won 1st Tableaux and Best Horses.