mendip vale cc - cart designers
Anyone member in a club can put forward an idea or theme for the club to build for that year.
Most clubs will be thinking of ideas for the following year as soon as the last carnival happens in mid novemeber
between december and march is the usual time that idea will be thought of and designed, although there has been situations when clubs have their ideas before the previous years carnival even starts!, and on the other end of the scale, some clubs (mendip vale included some years) have been known to change or re-design a cart for various reasons as late as a few months before the big parades.
Below are some of the designers for mendip vale
over the years...
Bill Wilkinson (1983)
Mark Addicott (1985)
Mike Andrews (1986, 1988, 1990, 1995-1996)
Paul Addicott (1987)
Martin Smith (1991)
Jackie Loveless (1992)
Paul Fenson (1993)
Jackie and Gary Loveless (1994)
Mike Daniels (1997-2000)
Liam Guise (2001-2004, 2018)
Tom Sheppard (2005, 2006, 2012)
Kevin Curran (2007)
Andrew Bennett (2005, 2009, 2010 & 2013)
Ashley guise (2014 - 2017, 2019)
Below is a photo of the model for the 2010 entry....
"That's a Wrap"
The cart captains job is to run the building of the entry, having to focus on costing the build and technical discussions with the designer and club members. The job requires constant attention to detail and lack of sleep as November gets closer. Below are some of the cart captains for mendip vale over the years.
Gwilym Harris (1968-1995, 1998); Mike Andrews (1996-1997); Barry Cooper (1999); Dave Brewer (2000); Liam Guise (2001 & 2013); Kevin Brock/Liam Guise (2002); Tom Sheppard (2007 - 2018); Andrew Bennett (2003-2006 & 2013); Matt Lukins & Arron Phipps (2019).