The President Of M.C.M.

 

Message from the 2020 President - Jimmy Willis

I am honoured and privelidged to be chosen by the members of the Middlesbrough Circle of Magicians to take on the role of President and hope I can step up to the high standards of all past presidents. I took on the role knowing that I could rely on the committee for any help and advice to make my role easier and I am sure that I will need it.

A little about myself. I was born in Middlesbrough and brought up in Grangetown. After leaving Stapylton School, eston at 16 years old, I worked as a chain lad at ICI. I then became a bricklayer until I was 22 when I joined the 1st Battalion, the Green Howards, my local infantry regiment. I did over 22 years, serving in Germany, Northern Ireland, Kenya, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Gulf and Iraq.

My magical influences have been David Nixon, Doug Henning, Ali Bongo and of course, Paul Daniels, who also served in the Green Howards and in 2006 I had the honour to present Paul with the cap badges of the Regiment through its 300 years.

I look forward to representing the Middlesbrough Circle of Magicians over the next year.

Many thanks, Jimmy Willis.

The Presidential Chain

Redesign for 2018

The Presidential Chain Box

Donated By Denis Templar in 2020

       

Original Design (1954 - 2018)

       

 

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)    2018    Nimmo Clarke (3)    2019    Jimmy Willis    2020    Jimmy Willis (2)

 

The Presidents Consort's Chain

 

 

The President's Lapel Badge

 

 

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