The President Of MCM
Message from the 2018 President - Nimmo Clarke
I am delighted to have been re-elected as President for Middlesbrough Circle of Magicians which is entering its 64th year, making it one of the oldest magic societies in the country. I don't want to give away my age but the Middlesbrough Circle and I were born in the same year! My interest in magic started when I was growing up in Newcastle Upon Tyne but a move to North Yorkshire and an introduction to the Middlesbrough Circle of Magicians rekindled my passion for magic. I joined the Circle's Academy of Magic (or Prep Group as it was previously known) which gave me the confidence to learn new effects, but more importantly, I was taught how to improve my performance. The Academy has been the starting point for many of our members who now perform regularly including John Archer (who fooled 'Penn and Teller') and Pete Firman (Star of BBC's 'The Magicians'). Paul Daniels was one of our early members.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming society so, if you have an interest in magic, we would love to hear from you. We have a full programme for our twice monthly meetings throughout most of the year which includes themed nights, auctions, dealer demonstrations and visiting lecturers.
We also perform regularly at schools and societies in the local area bringing our Magic Roadshows into the community. If you are looking to organise an entertaining, fundraising event, please have a look at the link on this website.
Thank you for visiting our website. If you are interested in joining the Middlesbrough Circle of Magicians or booking a magic event, please get in touch with our Events Manager Eric Leonard on (01642) 898664 or (07900) 630729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Presidential Chain
The names of the Presidents are listed on the Gold Bars on the chain alternating from the Presidents left to right as follows;
1954 J.N. Scott 1955 J.N. Scott (2)
1956 F.W. Hebblethwaite 1957 Donald Dickens 1958 Harry W. Thomas 1959 Peter Moreton 1960 William Ripley
1961 Ken Johnson 1962 F.W. Hebblethwaite (2) 1963 Graham Reed 1964 N.E. Daniels 1965 Alan Taylor
1966 Dell Johnson 1967 H.W. May 1968 Viv Rees 1969 Donald Dickens (2) 1970 Peter Moreton (2)
1971 A.S. Chapman 1972 Mark Warman 1973 Noel Brookes 1974 H.N. Wilkinson 1975 Martini
1976 Denis Templar 1977 Alan Ross 1978 Alan Taylor (2) 1979 Viv Rees (2) 1980 Neil Lynch
1981 Mark Warman (2) 1982 Peter Moreton (3) 1983 Dennis Wright 1984 Ken Mockford 1985 Martini (2)
1986 Alan Taylor (3) 1987 Johnny Mac & Sheila 1988 Denis Templar (2) 1989 G. McNeil 1990 Sheila McTiernan (2)
1991 Viv Rees (3) 1992 John Archer 1993 W.A. MacDonald 1994 Martini (3) 1995 Phil Smith
1996 D. Wright (2) 1997 Mike Smith 1998 Steven Ashcroft 1999 H.N. Wilkinson (2) 2000 E. Leonard
2001 N.A. Phillips 2002 G. Woodward 2003 S.A. Lewis 2004 Denis Templar (3) 2005 E. Leonard (2)
2006 Richard Cuthbert 2007 Alan Taylor (4) 2008 Martin Youngman 2009 Martin Youngman (2) 2010 Martin Youngman (3)
2011 Reg Heasley 2012 Reg Heasley (2) 2013 Steven Ashcroft (2) 2014 Steven Ashcroft (3) 2015 Steven Ashcroft (4)
2016 Nimmo Clarke 2017 Nimmo Clarke (2)
The Presidents Consort's Chain
The President's Lapel Badge
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