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Sunday, March 26, 2017


We have received the news of former AMIC Magic Circle member Bernard Carr's death from John Learoyd, President of the Peterborough Society of Magicians.
It is with great sadness that this morning (24/03/2017) Bernard Carr passed away at the grand age of 94 years.

Bernard was for many years a member of the Magic Circle and was an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle an "A.I.M.C"

I felt that as Bernard had been a Magic Circle member for quite some time in the past, that the Magic Circle membership and other friends in magic should be notified.

Bernard was held captive for a number of years in a Japanese POW camp.

Bernard was one of the founder members of "The Peterborough Society of Magicians" and remained a member until today. Bernard was also a member of the  International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM).

Should you need any further information regarding Bernard please feel free to contact me: or Tel: 01778 422952 or Mob: 07970631120.

John Learoyd. President of The Peterborough Society of Magicians.

Broken Wand

It is a tradition among magicians, that when a magician dies, a magic wand is said to be  'broken.'  The Peterborough Tribune is happy to recognise Bernard Carr and sends condolences to his family and his many friends in the magic fraternity.



The P.S.M was founded in 1980 by Ed Strong, Bernard Carr, Mike Hawthorne, and Terry Drudge. They had all, originally, belonged to the South Lincs Magical Society (Boston) and, later, some had joined the Leicester Magic Circle. In either case it was a long way to travel to meetings!

The P.S.M. moved to Millfield Community Centre, on Lincoln Road in 1991, the venue proved perfect for our requirements and continues to be to this day (2017. 

It had everything that we required, a nice club room, large car park and best of all the use of the whole centre for our Sale, Exchange and Lecture Day. The first meeting to be held at the Millfield Community Center took place on 14th July 1991. Tel: 01778 422952  Mob: 07970631120.
 John Learoyd. President of The Peterborough Society of Magicians. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .
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THE HIGH COURT has ruled....People have a right to lampoon and criticise politicians and public officials under the Human Rights Act, the High Court has ruled.

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ampoon (lampoon) Pronunciation: /lamˈpuːn/ verb [with object] publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm: the actor was lampooned by the press noun a speech or text lampooning someone or something: the magazine fired at God, Royalty, and politicians, using cartoons and lampoons.

Derivatives: lampooner noun lampoonery noun lampoonist noun Origin: mid 17th century: from French lampon, said to be from lampons 'let us drink' (used as a refrain), from lamper 'gulp down', nasalized form of laper 'to lap (liquid).


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