The club was first established in 1980 as Young Dragons CC, in 1994 we decided to break away and form a new club called Toppers JCC. Our first cart was Alice in Wonderland.
Toppers have grown from strength to strength with our first major success being 2004’s Luck of the Irish. We won everything we possibly could, including, best costume, most original and best juvenile cart on the road. Our other successful entries include Tiger Rock in 2006 and Zulus in 2007, both came runners up. In 2011 our cart Diddy Men also won county and most original.
In 2012 we found ourselves struggling to source new children to join our Juvenile Carnival Club. In order to keep Toppers alive we decided to change ourselves from a Juvenile Carnival Club to a mixed Carnival Club, while still keeping the children a priority.
Our first mixed cart was It’s Panto Time in 2012 which proved a great success with all the members. We are now a truly family orientated club with parents on cart with their children. The last couple of years we have had 3 generations of family on our cart at the same time!. We are also lucky enough to still have a few of the original members who formed Toppers Carnival Club still with us.
Our highest county position since becoming a mixed Carnival Club is 9th overall, which is fantastic when were up against all the huge adult only clubs. With this in mind we know it is unrealistic that we will ever come first again, however, we continue as a big family to produce and put out fantastic carts that everyone is proud of year after year!