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Directors, Drivers and Keepers

Directors

From 1979 until 1998 the festival was managed by the Whittlesea Society, the revival was instigated by Brian Kell then a member of the society. Following the setting up of a separate friendly society in 1998 the directorship was as follows:-

1998 – 2005

2006 - 2008

2009 - 2011

2012 – 2014

2015 – 2017

2018

Brian Kell

Coral Cornell

Pete Williams

Paul Cornell 

Ann Saxton

Roger Boon

 

Keepers

Big Bear

1980

1981

1982 – 1988

1989 – 1996

1997

1998

1999 – 2005

2006

2007– 2017 

2018

Gordon Kirkup

Don Anderson

Tom Brazier

Bernard East

Bernard East, Martin Hughes

Bernard East, Pete Sennett

Rob Taylor

Douglas Kell

Rob Taylor

Paul Cornell

           

Little Bear

1991 – 2003  

2004 – 2007

2008 – 2016 

2017

Ruth Taylor

Wendy Crick

Ruth Taylor

Alternative Little Bears with adult supervision

Drivers

Big Bear

1980 – 1984

1985 – 1993

1994 – 2001

2002 – 2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Brian Kell

Brian Kell, Phillip Oldfield

Phillip Oldfield, Philip Walker

Phillip Walker, Paul Cornell

Joseph Cornell, Douglas Kell, Philip Walker (evening only)

Douglas Kell and Tom Sennett (Douglas Kell in the evening)

Christian Cornell and Joseph Cornell (who also drove the bear in the evening)

Luke Crick, Tom Sennett (who also drove the Bear in the evening)

Christian and Joseph Cornell (who also drove the Bear in the evening)

Megan Randall and Douglas Kell (who also drove the Bear in the evening)

Luke Crick and Tom Sennett (who also drove the Bear in the evening)

Christian and Joseph Cornell (who also drove the Bear in the evening)

Ady Bull and Douglas Kell (who also drove the Bear in the evening)

Luke Crick and Tom Sennett (who also drove the Bear in the evening)

Christian Cornell and Joseph Cornell (Christian Cornell in the evening)

 

Little Bears

1989 - 1990

1991 - 1993

1994

1995 - 1996

1997

1998

1999 - 2001 

2002

2003 - 2006

2007 - 2008

2009 - 2014 

2013 - 2016

2017

2018

Douglas Kell

Douglas Kell, Jon Kell 

Douglas Kell, Jon Kell and Tom Sennett (Jon Kell drove the little bear in the evening)

Douglas Kell, Tom Sennett

Libby Walker, Joseph Cornel, Tom Sennett (evening only)

Luke Crick

Luke Crick, Christian Cornell

Matthew Crick

Matthew Crick, Robert-James Crick

Robert-James Crick

Oliver Cross

Ruby Cross and Grace Randall

Grace Randall and Ruby Cross (intermediate) Noah Randall & Jasper Jon Kell (little)

Grace Randall (intermediate) Noah Randall and Jasper Jon Kell (little)

 

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