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Social Cup


Inscribed: – Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, 1963, Perpetual Social Cup for Skittles K.O. Championship.

Awarded for: – Procession – Class 8 – Anything Goes.

Presented in 1963 as the cup for the Winner for Social Events. It was last presented for social events in 1973.

In 1991 – 1994 it was awarded for the skittles contest between the Carnival Committee Marshals and Carnival Collection Teams.

In 1998 it was presented for Class 8 in which miscellaneous participants of the procession were put and named as Anything Goes.

In 2004 it was re-awarded for Any Mounted Entry (not catered for elsewhere)

In 2013 it was re-awarded for Class 15  for those with Disabilities.

In 2019 it was re-awarded for Class 13 for Single or Pairs with Wheeled Props.

List of Winners:
  Social Events Winners  
1963 Lime Kiln C.C., Bridgwater  
1964 Black Horse C.C., Bridgwater  
1965 Devonshire Old Boys C.C., Bridgwater  
1966 Wills C.C., Bridgwater  
1967 Not Awarded  
1968 Coates Fencing C.C., Bridgwater  
1969 Wills C.C., Bridgwater  
1970 Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater  
1971 Commercial C.C., Bridgwater  
1972 Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater  
1973 British Flag C.C., Bridgwater  
1974 *(see below)  

Skittles Team -Contest between Carnival Committee Marshals & Collection

1991 Marshals (Capt. Alan Jones)  
1992 Marshals (Capt. Alan Jones)  
1993 Marshals Ladies (Capt.Rita Jones)  
1994 – Feb Marshals (Capt. Dave Croker)  
1994 – Sept Marshals (Capt. Alan Jones)  

Class 8 – Anything Goes

1998 Postman Pat 11 George Brimacombe BEM, Watchet
1999 A Childs Best Dream Rachel Churches, Godney
2000 Squeak and Squall Rachel Churches, Godney
2001 Magic of the Lamp Barnstaple C.C., Barnstaple
2002 Elizabeth Barnstaple Fair C.C., Barnstaple
2003 Mardi Gras with the Queen of the Setting Sun Barnstaple Fair C.C., Barnstaple

Class 14 – Any Mounted Entry (not catered for elsewhere)

2004 Royal Barum Figurines Barnstaple C.C., Barnstaple
2005 Gallery – Royal Barum Barnstaple C.C., Barnstaple
2006 Dance Fever Domino C.C., Chard
2007 Georges Fairground Scene George Brimacombe BEM, Watchet
2008 Jungle Safari Cameron Cooke, South Brent
2009 Not Awarded  
2010 Not Awarded  
2011 Not Awarded  
2012 Not Awarded  
Class 15 – Class for those with Disabilities
2013 The Dag Arrows Disability Action Group, North Dorset
2014 Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane, No It’s……. The Academy Of Carnival
2015 Sister Michael The Academy Of Carnival
2016 Head of the Table The Academy Of Carnival (Mike Daniells)
2017 Martian Mike The Academy Of Carnival (Mike Daniells)
2018 PC Mike The Academy Of Carnival (Mike Daniells)
2019 Splish Splash Mike is taking a Bath The Academy Of Carnival (Mike Daniells)

*There is no engraving on this cup for 1974 but the Skipper Cup shows that Pig & Whistle were the runners up for this year.

It is recorded in the committee minutes the Pig & Whistle and Hope Inn were in the finals of the Skittle Competition, it can therefore be assumed that Hope Inn were the winners.