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Memorial Shield


Inscribed: – To the affectionate memory of those whose lives were devoted to Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival. This Memorial Shield is most respectfully dedicated.

In the mid 1980’s the Carnival Committee decided that there were adequate carnival cup awards. It was agreed to have a Memorial Shield, donations instead of cups would help with the costly upkeep of the present cups.

Silver plaques on the shield are in memory of the following Carnivalites.

List of names that appear on the Memorial Shield:
1982 Ted Wills President BGFC
1984 William (Bill) Hooper BGFC
1986 Clifford Harris J.P. President & Life Member BGFC
1987 Fred Betty M.B.E. President & Life Member BGFC
1988 Sid Thorne Vice President BGFC
1988 Cliff Jarvis President & Life Member
1988 Bill Porter BGFC
1988 Albert Searle  
1989 Ken Gurd Chief Marshal & Life Member
1989 Clive Harding  
1989 Mick Merrett Vice President
1989 Mark ‘Tremble’ Taylor Gremlins CC
1989 W. Oscar Coate President BGFC
1990 Ted Lockyer Founder Member Gremlins CC
1990 Peter ‘Geronimo’ White Vagabonds CC
1990 Chris Allen Life Member BGFC
1990 Gordon Fisher Chief Marshal BGFC
1990 Hector Ball Life Member BGFC
1991 Rachael Bown  
1991 Ray Bown Life Member BGFC
1991 Stan Bown President & Life Member BGFC
1991 Dennis ‘Viney’ Vinnecombe Vagabonds CC
1991 George Hurley Life Member BGFC
1992 John (Fargo) Baker Golden Lion CC
1992 John Farrance Stage Manager BGFC
1993 Alan John Rawle Marketeers/Wills CC
1993 Doris (Dolly) Perry Vice President BGFC
1994 Stan Evis Vice President BGFC
1994 Stanley A. Andrews Centurion CC
1994 Mike Biddiscombe Marketeers CC
1995 Frank J Compton British Flag CC
1995 Brendan Perrett Gremlins CC
1995 Ray Sellick  
1996 Ray Heal Vagabonds CC
1996 Cyril Quinn Pig & Whistle CC
1997 Peter Blackmore BGFC
1997 John Warren Griffens CC
1998 Jack Crowther Centurion CC
1998 Charlie Mockridge Founder Life Member of Marketeers CC
1998 Bill Goodland Bohemians CC
1999 Terry Sampson Wills CC
2001 Walt Creedy Life Member Committee & Founder of Vagabonds CC
2002 Ken Parsons President Committee & Life Member Vagabonds CC
2002 Alma Thorne Gremlins President
2003 Kevin Durant Marketeers CC
2003 Gerry Crix Bohemians CC
2003 Steve Baker Judge & British Flag CC
2004 Fred Snow President Lime Kiln & Life Member Committee
2004 Bill Bird Lime Kiln CC
2004 Basil Patel Vice President Committee & Gremlins CC
2005 William (Bill) Grandfield Committee Member BGFC
2006 Colin Stone J.P. Chairman & Vice President BGFC
2006 Ron Curry Vagabonds CC and Committee Member BGFC
2006 Maureen (Mo) Biffen Lively Larks
2006 Steve Case Cavaliers CC
2006 Anthony Case Cavaliers CC
2006 John (Dinger) Bell Gremlins Founder Member
2007 Stewart Case Life Member Cavaliers CC
2007 Oliver King Life Member BGFC
2008 Doris Snow Committee & President Lime Kiln CC
2009 William (Bill) Pollock British Flag CC
2009 Joshua Mark Cox Road Runners & Marina Sydenham JCC
2009 Elizabeth May Biffen Catering BGFC
2009 John Fursland Ramblers CC
2009 David Thurston Patten President & Life Member Committee
2010 Jim Bartlett Life Member BGFC
2010 Brian Buttle Concert & Road Judge
2010 Joyce M Cavill Catering BGFC
2010 Pat Hurford Lively Larks & VP Lime Kiln CC
2010 Bill Biffen President & Life Member BGFC, Life Member Lime Kiln CC
2010 Irene Hooper Life Member BGFC
2011 Kath Rossiter (Culverwell) Road Judge & Catering
2011 Adrian Clarke Vagabonds & Committee Member BGFC
2012 Les Criddle President & Life Member BGFC
2012 Gerry Rossiter Committee Member BGFC & Squibbing Team
2013 Ted Putt Life Member, Vagabonds CC
2014 Colin “Knox” Gardner President & Life Member, Vagabonds CC
2014 Janet Harvey Associate Member BGFC
2014 Clive Kett Vice President & Squibbing Officer BGFC
2014 Jeff Slocombe Life Member Lime Kiln CC & Committee Member BGFC
2014 Geoff Turner Road Judge & Associate Member BGFC
2015 David Pople (Peanut) Life Member Ramblers CC
2015 Geoffrey Howes (Jesse) Past President & Life Member Vagabonds CC
2016 Ivor Depledge Vagabonds CC Concert & Road Judge
2016 Owen Anthony (Ossie) Life Member Ramblers CC
2016 Alan Elson Life Member Marketeers CC
2016 Charlie Radford Marketeers CC
2016 Jerry Higgins Marketeers CC, Toppers CC & Centurion CC Tractor Driver
2016 Bill Coggins Vice President Marketeers CC
2017 Raymond Sandy Founder Member Vagabonds CC
2017 Ray Court Life Member Vagabonds CC & Carnival Judge
2017 Martyn Allen Lime Kiln CC & British Flag CC
2017 Terry Hurford Past President & Life Member Lime Kiln CC
2017 Carol Waterman Concert Artiste – Grotbags
2017 Jerry Stedman Town Hall Caretaker & Cross Rifles Colts CC
2018 Terry Britton Past President & Life Member Vagabonds CC
2018 Graham Webb Hinkley Point CC / Bohemian CC
2018 Alan “Skiddo” Chidgey Life Member Marketeers CC
2018 Paul Morris Life Member Wills CC & Road Judge
2018 June Farrance Dressmaker British Flag, Marketeers & Ramblers CC
2018 Ed Thorne Past President & Life Member Gremlins CC
2018 Sylvia Palmer Dressmaker for 25 years Vagabonds CC
2018 Eric Dibble Member Crown Inn CC
2019 William (Bill) Holland Past President & Life Member BGFC & Vagabonds CC 
2019 Michael (Mike) Hurley Life Member BGFC & VP Ramblers CC
2019 Gordon Shattock BGFC Committee & Griffens CC
2019 Ray Taylor Life Member Lime Kiln CC
2019 Philip (Phil) Pursey Life Member Gremlins CC
2019 Gary Cavill Ramblers CC
2019 Rosina Chidgey Vice President Marketeers CC
2020 Janice Andrews Life Member Centurion CC
2020 Arthur Pruett Vice President BGFC & Golden Lion CC
2020 Mike Williams Life Member Marketeers CC
2020 Stan White Life Member Gremlins CC
2020 Andrew “Jiffy” Elkins Past President & Life Member Cavaliers CC
2020 June Harris Past President Life Member Cavaliers CC
2020 Steven Ford Marketeers  / Cavaliers CC
2020 Rodney Hamlin ( Tinker) Ramblers CC
2021 David Roach Vice President Ramblers CC
2021 Mark Prosser Gremlins, Ramblers & Past President Griffens CC
2021 William “Bill” Young Carnival Concert Judge
2021 Denis Cavill Past President & Life Member BGFC & Hope/ Crusaders CC
2021 Sue Pomeroy Carnival Concert Judge