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Winslade Cup

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Inscribed: – Bridgwater Carnival Winslade Cup, Presented by W.J. Winslade & Sons for the Best Squibbing Display.

W.J. Winslade were Jewellers with premises at 22 Fore Street, Bridgwater.

Presented in 1934 for the Best Squibbing Display up until 1972. It was  presented to Fred Betty * in 1977 for Firing a Bridgwater Squib at the age of 84. The Cup was re awarded in 1998 For Best Lighting (local entries).

Awarded for: – Procession – Gang or Feature – for The Best Lighting Display. (Sponsored by Adrian Robson of Robson Electrics until 2013)

List of Winners:
1934 Officers of the Royal Navy Devonshire Club, Bridgwater
1935 French Drummers Devonshire Club, Bridgwater
1936 Officers and Stewards of R.M.S. Queen Mary Railway Club, Bridgwater
1937 The Coro Noodies (Coronation Soldiers) Lime Kiln C.C., Bridgwater
1938 Jockeys Hope Inn C.C., Bridgwater

No Carnivals took place during the War years 1939 – 1945

1946 Burmese Gentlemen Town Council Emp. C.C., Bridgwater
1947 The Gauchos Golden Lion C.C., Bridgwater
1948 Yankie Doodle Dandies Crown Inn Club, Bridgwater
1949 The Pilgrim Fathers Rhode Lane Social Club, Bridgwater
1950 King Boris Starkey Knight & Ford, Bridgwater
1951 British Cavalcade British Flag C.C., Bridgwater
1952 Toy Solidiers Golden Lion C.C., Bridgwater
1953 Seaside Memories Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1954 Salome British Flag C.C., Bridgwater
1955 The Broken Crystal Starkeys Club, Bridgwater
1956 Nursery Fantasy Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1957 Life in Arcady W & F Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1958 King Emperor at Delhi Kraft C.C., Bridgwater
1959 Revellers of Bimbombay Revellers C.C., Bridgwater
1960= Gems of the Tower Lime Kiln C.C., Bridgwater
1960= Marooned Mariners Cardiff Arms C.C., Bridgwater
1961 Scenes from Faust W & F Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1962 Antics in Antarctica Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1963 Princess Turandot W & F Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1964 The Three Musketeers Devonshire Club, Bridgwater
1965 The Emigrants Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1966 Murder of Thomas Beckett 1170 Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1967 Miners Vagabonds C.C., Bridgwater
1968 The Kingdom of the Lost World British Flag C.C., Bridgwater
1969 The First Christmas Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1970 Julius Caesar Wills C.C., Bridgwater
1971 Tijuana Style Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1972= Showband Ramblers C.C., Bridgwater
1972= From the Underworld Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1977 Awarded to Fred Betty *  

Awarded to Best Lighting (local entries)

1998 This is Halloween Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
1999 Viva Brasil! Vagabonds C.C., Bridgwater
2000 Circus 2000 Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2001 Sinbad Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2002 The Year of the Dragon Marketeers C.C., Bridgwater
2003 Midnight Express Ramblers C.C., Bridgwater
2004 Rio Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2005 Spellbound Ramblers C.C., Bridgwater
2006 Ghost Ship (Deliver Us) Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2007 Vampires Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2008 Nemesis (invasion Earth) Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2009 Joust Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2010 Wild Bill’s Runaway Train Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2011 Jungle Drums Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2012 Revolution Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2013 Swarm Force Ramblers C.C., Bridgwater
2014 Brunels Kingdom – The Shipyard Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2015 Lights, Camera, Action! Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2016 Warp Speed Space Machine Marketeers C.C., Bridgwater
2017 Run To The Hills Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater
2018 Consider Yourself (Dickensian) Marketeers C.C., Bridgwater
2019 Curse of the Kraken Gremlins C.C., Bridgwater