Watford Magicians – Jack Delvin on Desert Island Tricks

jack delvin with watford magicians own terry seabrooke

This week Watford Magicians met at the Watford Association of Magicians, my local magic club in Hertfordshire. “Desert Island Tricks” was the title of the evening; the basic premise is similar to Desert Island Disks.

The magician listed the tricks he would take, were he to be marooned on a desert island. Members were absent due to a volcanic dust cloud. So, a certain irony was in the air.

I have to say neither records nor tricks would be on my mind if I was to find myself in such unfortunate circumstances but it provides the forum for a relaxed anecdotal evening.

On this occasion Terry Seabrooke interviewed Jack Delvin the president of The Magic Circle.

Jack Delvin

Jack has over sixty years of experience. So, he came across very relaxed and had great stories to tell.

His tricks included the linking rings and sympathetic silks, two classics of magic. It was great to see these two veterans of magic sparking each other off. They have been great friends in magic for decades and know everyone and have seen everything.

This post appeared on my blog in 2010. Since that time Terry has died. In a few weeks time we go back to the Magic Circle with a show in his honour. I hope we do him proud. He was responsible for my early trips to the Magic Castle and was president when I first joined WAM the Hertfordshire magicians club.

Watford Magicians Finest

I’m now adding to this post some ten or more years later. Time hurries on, but I still have fond memories of this wonderful night. Terry had one of the best comedy cabaret magic acts I ever saw. Even in his last few months he still managed to get more out of an audience in a night than many did in a month.

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