Where we meet

Our next two meetings (Tuesday, 6th February and Tuesday, 6th March) will be held at The Ffrith Park (accessed via Astrobowl), 40 Victoria Road, Prestatyn, LL19 7AR More »


Christmas Social Evening

Join us for mince pies and mulled wine on Tuesday 5th December from 7.30pm at St. Paul’s Church Room, Abergele. This is an open social meeting and members are welcome to bring guests. Interested potential members also very welcome – we look forward to meeting you.

Annual Dinner 2017

Great company, good food and hugely entertaining acts made our NWMC Annual Dinner 2017 a night to remember.  Thanks go to Debbie Ratcliffe for organising, and to all members who supported the event.

North Wales Magic Circle – 75 Years Old Today

Today, 4th November 2017, is the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the North Wales Magic Circle at the Gladstone Hotel in Rhyl.

Present were –
Wilf Leyland (President)
John Leckie (Secretary)
Alin Lovatt (Treasurer)
W. A. Carr (Griffin Editor) Vol 1 No 1 published in May 1943
Sam Hughes, Prof. Jenson, Will Lloyd Lawrence, W.R.Watkins and Sid Woods.

From the brainchild of John Leckie who decided to form a magic society as there wasn’t one locally. John attended a function where Sid Woods was performing and who enthusiastically agreed. Sid knew of another magician somewhere ‘eastward along the Coast’, and wrote to ‘Mr. Magician, Mostyn, Flintshire’. Two weeks later, a letter from Sam Hughes of Flint heralded a meeting of the three of them in The Bedford Cafe, Rhyl, leading to the inaugural meeting above.

Information taken from ‘A Brief History’ by Arthur G. Booker, more of which can be found on our website.

Chris O’Brien’s Funeral

For all those who would like to attend, the funeral of Chris O’Brien will be held at 3.20pm on Tuesday 7th November at Dukinfield Crematorium, Hall Green Road, Dukinfield, SK16 4EP.

It is 75 miles from Rhyl, and should take approx. one and a half hours by car. Directions: Via M56 onto M60: Exit 23 onto A635 and A627 to Hall Green Road.

Sad news

It is with great shock and deep sadness to tell you that Chris O’Brien passed away today.  Chris was a true gentleman and a loyal friend to many of us and it is indeed a great loss. All members of the North Wales Circle have been informed and as soon as arrangements have been made, a further notice will be sent. However, Wendy informs us that the funeral is likely to be in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester.