Never before have we headed an article ‘Abracadabra’! And never before have we signed off a thank you letter with the same!
It was only when we received news that one of our Strathaven supporters has a particular interest and talent for entertaining for charity, in particular HHI that we asked for more details. At our request, Billy Gibson, our Stra’ven magician, has forwarded the following information.
‘I got very interested in magic as a wee boy watching David Nixon on the television, and my uncle Bert who was always showing me tricks was a great influence. I did a bit of ventriloquism, I bought a dummy called Archie Andrews in the late 50's from Ellisdons in London, which I still have. In the mid nineties I started to get more serious travelling down regularly to Newcastle to a magic shop called Magic Box, I joined Glasgow Magic Circle around 2005. I have been President from 2015 a position I still hold. I like performing both at club premises and to the general public and any donations I get I pass on to charity. Our magic club also does charity work. At the moment we are in the process of trying to raise around £27000 pounds for a new church bus. Please thank the team at HHI for the lovely letter - I appreciated it’.