7 June 2016

HISTORY

A history of the Bath Circle of Magicians

The Bath Circle of Magicians was formed in 1945 and began meeting from the 1945 – 46 season. The first President was Evelyn Francis Edward Seymour the 17th Duke of Somerset DSO, OBE, JP, DL, MIMC who from 1935 – 1954 was also President of The Magic Circle in London. Born in 1882, he joined The Magic Circle in 1907. After attending the Royal Military College Sandhurst he saw service in the South African War and the First World War when he was mentioned in dispatches.

To be continued . . .

The history of the Bath Circle is currently being researched and written by senior members of the Bath Circle and will appear here later in the year. 

PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE BATH CIRCLE OF MAGICIANS.

1946 – 1954     HIS GRACE THE DUKE of SOMERSET

1954 – 1968     T.B. DONOVAN

 1968 – 1969    S.A. BUSSELL

 1969 – 1972    B.J. TRANAH

 1972 – 1975     G.V. PHILLIPS

 1975 – 1983     D.R. ELLIOTT

 1983 – 1986    J.W. ISAACS

 1986 – 1989    D. MANSI

 1989 – 1990    S.R. LANE

 1990 – 1993    D.R. ELLIOTT  

 1993 – 1994    T. GRIFFITH

 1994 – 1995    S.R. LANE

 1995 – 1996    R.D. ROSE

 1996 – 1999    D.A. PAYNE

 1999 – 2000    D.R. ELLIOTT

 2000 – 2002    A. FARRELL

 2002 – 2004    A. BURHOLT

 2004 – 2007    D. ALEXANDER

 2007 – 2010     D. MANSI

 2010 – 2012      S.R. LANE

 2012 – 2014      J.W. ISAACS

 2014 – 2015      D. MUSTOE

 2015 –                  G. MAIDMENT