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Starkey Cup


Inscribed: – The Starkey Cup for best individual item at the Bridgwater Carnival Concert 3 or more persons.

The cup was donated by brewers Starkey, Knight and Ford.

Presented in 1935 originally for best ‘front of curtain’ act 3 or more persons.

Awarded for: – Concert – Dancing Troupe.



List of Winners:

1935 Sao Paulo Accordion Band  
1936 The Four Aces  
1937 Gaffer  
1938 Miss Sendells Troupe (Snow White)  

No Concerts took place during the War years 1939 – 1945

1946 Regal Girls  
1947 The Premier Accordion Band  
1948 Mrs Una McDonalds Dancing Troupe  
1949 Regal Dancers  
1950 Regal Dancers (Mrs Jones)  
1951 Mrs McDonalds Troupe  
1952 Mrs McDonalds Troupe  
1953= Regal Girls  
1953= Heal & Theaker  
1954 Mrs Jacksons Accordion Band  
1955 Harmomaniacs  
1956 Mrs Martins Regal Girls  
1957 Mrs Martins Regal Girls  
1958 Regal Dancers  
1959 Regal Girls  
1960 Regal Dancers  
1961 Davi Dancing Girls  
1962 Jimmy Treharne and his Pressmen  
1963 Pantomime Dancing Troupe British Cavaleade
1964 Pantomime Dancing Troupe Gay Life of Paris
1965 Pantomime Dancing Troupe Queen Elizabeth 11
1966 Pantomime Dancing Troupe London by Day and Night
1967 Bridgwater Pantomime Madjettes Dancing Troupe  
1968 Bridgwater Pantomime Society Dancing Troupe  
1969 Mini Minstrels  
1970= Talk of the Town  
1970= Seasonal Greetings  
1971 J. McDonald Dancers  
1972 J. McDonald Dancers  
1973 Wicked Ladies  
1974 Wicked Ladies  
1975 Junior Dancers  
1976 Julia McDonald Junior Dancers  
1977 Wicked Ladies Clowns
1978 Angela Furslands Silver Jubilee Dancers  
1979 Julia McDonald Junior Dancers  
1980 Angela Furslands Juvenile Dancers  
1981= Hamp Juvenile C.C.  
1981= Julia McDonald Dancers  
1982 Angela Furslands Juvenile Dancers  
1983 Julia McDonald Dancers Rolling Round the World
1984= Julia McDonald Dancers Just Another Show
1984= Angela Furslands Juvenile Dancers Bugsy’s Place
1985 Julia McDonald Dancers Rags to Riches
1986 Julia McDonald Dancers Hawaiian Paradise
1987 Julia McDonald Junior Dancers Black & White Cavalcade
1988 Julia McDonald Junior Dancers At Your Service
1989 Julia McDonald Junior Dancers Galaxy to the Stars
1990 Julia McDonald Junior Dancers Smile
1991 Julia McDonald Junior Dancers Through the Seasons
1992 Julia McDonald Junior Dancers A Champagne Toast to Europe
1993 Sally Williams Dancers Ship Ahoy
1994 Sally Williams Dancers Animal World
1995 Sally Williams Dancers Rags to Riches
1996= Julia McDonald Dancers Razzamataz
1996= Sally Williams Dancers Something sort of Grandish
1997 Julia McDonald Dancers Colour my World
1998 Sally Williams Dancers Strike up the Band
1999 Julia McDonald Dancers Broadway Melody
2000 Julia McDonald Dancers Ragtime
2001 Julia McDonald Dancers Enchanted Garden
2002 Julia McDonald Dancers Fantasea
2003 Julia McDonald Dancers Another Time, Another Space
2004 Julia McDonald Dancers Chica Latina
2005 Julia McDonald Dancers Birds of a Feather
2006 Sally Williams Dancers Candyland
2007 Julia McDonald Dancers Voila Paris
2008 Sally Williams Dancers On Safari
2009 Sally Williams Dancers Once Upon A Time
2010 Sally Williams Dancers Sea Of Dreams
2011 Julia McDonald Dance Company Go Go Go Joseph
2012 Julia McDonald Dance Company Musical Cats
2013 Julia McDonald Dance Company Consider Yourself One of Us
2014 Sally Williams Dancers Life’s A Celebration
2015 Julia McDonald Dance Company The Big Jig
2016 Sally Williams Dancers Geronimo
2017 Sally Williams Dancers Circle Of Life
2018 Sally Williams Dancers Night In A Museum
2019 Julia McDonald Dance Company Come and meet those Dancing Feet