The first reference found to Lionel Walker was in the Magic Mirror (March
"The South African Magical Society is now represented in Bulwer, by
Mr. L.M. Walker, a very keen and capable disciple of Magic. He has
just recently joined up with us and should prove a very useful member.
We wish him a long and happy association with us; and hope he will
find much to interest him."
We believe there is an article with a photograph of Lionel Walker in his
fly fishing gear. Perhaps someone out there can confirm this for us?
Lionel Walker was a member of our society and believed that the
magicians primary goal should be to entertain his audience. He argued
that the audience were not interested whether the magician was using
technical sleight of hand or a piece of self working apparatus. All they
demanded was to be entertained. This trophy is competed for annually
(although some years have been missed) and is judged by members of the
lay public in the audience.
This trophy was made by Rem Brickhill who was a cousin of Brian Tarr
and, although not a magician, he enjoyed magic immensely.
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