Archive for February, 2013

Auction Night – 7th February

February 3, 2013

Thursday 7th February – Annual Auction Night, Bring some lots to sell and your wallets to buy – we already have a large number of lots from the estate of the late Peter Hillam (an ex-president of the Circle) which will be sold in aid of the circle. 

Doors open 7pm Auction starts at 7.30om.

Free to Sheffield Circle Members, £3 for non members. 

Magick Enterprises, 82 Broad Lane, Sheffield, S2 5TG

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Stan Leslie

February 3, 2013

I am sad to report that long-time Sheffield Circle member Stan Leslie (Stan Whomersley) died on 6 January. His funeral service on 25 January was well attended by his many friends, fellow entertainers and SCM members. Stan had been a member of the Circle since 1957.

 

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I addition to his magic, Stan was a keen dancer and often reminisced whilst I drove him to meeting about his time driving Sheffield’s Buses and Trams and his time as a “Bevan Boy” during the war. 

Thanks to Russell Hall we can remember Stan in action through footage of recorded at the Regal Theatre, Worksop, in 1991.  This is his “Drunk Act” and contains a huge number of magic moments. A great 15 minutes of magic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pl-IDlSl64&feature=player_embedded#t=0s