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Ray Bown Cup

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Inscribed: –  Bridgwater Carnival Concert, Ray Bowns Chairman Cup, Runners Up.

Ray was a Life Member of the Carnival Committee and held posts of Treasurer and Chairman.

Awarded for: – Concert – 2nd position – Tableaux

The Ray Bown  Cup (2nd concert gang) and the Elizabeth Ann James Cup (2nd concert feature) were both presented in 1972.

This Cup was awarded to 2nd place features in 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1976.

In 1975 and from 1977 the cup has been awarded for 2nd position Gangs in the concert.

The Elizabeth Ann James Cup is engraved Runners up award for features, in 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1976 the cup was awarded 2nd position Gangs.

In 1975 and from 1977 the cup has been awarded 2nd position Features in the concert.

List of Winners:
1972 Les Girls * Pig & Whistle C.C., Bridgwater
1973 Prohibition – Chicago Style * Y.M.C.A. C.C., Bridgwater
1974 Cossack Cavalcade * Ramblers C.C., Bridgwater
1975 The Sailors of Elizabeth the First Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1976 That Golden Age * Y.M.C.A. C.C., Bridgwater
1977 The Hobbit Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1978 The Fantasy of the Ice Planet Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1979 Masters of the Sea Council C.C., Bridgwater
1980 Ye Old Cock and Pheasant Bohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1981 Quo Vadis Bohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1982 The Odyssey Bohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1983 Royal ascot Town Council C.C., Bridgwater
1984 Cinderella Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1985 A Midsummers Night Dream Bohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1986 Barnum Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1987 The Wedding of King Arthur and Guinevere Bohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1988 War of the Worlds Bohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1989 Carnival in Venice Bohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1990 The Three Musketeers Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1991 The Cossacks Bohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1992 A Quest for Merlin Pariah C.C., Bridgwater
1993 Make Em Laugh Pariah C.C., Bridgwater
1994 Aladdin Bohemians C.C., Bridgwater
1995 Silverball Mania Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1996 Tunnel of Fear Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
1997 The Ancient Mariner Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
1998 Leg Godt (Playwell Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
1999 Intergalactic Visitors Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2000 Children’s Dream for Christmas Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2001 Mystic Island Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2002 Aladdin Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2003 Join the Circus Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2004 Stargazer Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2005 Kingdom of the Enchanted Queen Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2006 Journey to Neverland Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2007 Pharoahs through the Ages Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2008 Quality Street Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2009 Rhyme Time Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2010 Mystery Of The Tarot Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2011 Santa’s Workshop Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2012 Tulips From Amsterdam Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2013 House of Tudor Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2014 Willow Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2015 Victorian Christmas Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2016 Twisted Circus Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2017 Toad Hall Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2018 Frozen Kingdom Centurion C.C., Bridgwater
2019 Arabian Splendour Centurion C.C., Bridgwater

*Gangs who came second in concert for 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1976 are as follows:

1972 Scenes from Aladdin – Wills C.C., Bridgwater

1973 Dragons Empress – Town Council Employees, Bridgwater

1974 Hanibal of Carthage – Wills C.C., Bridgwater

1976 Kyoto City of the Samurai – Hinkley Point C.C., Bridgwater