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Bayard Grimshaw

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Bayard Grimshaw
BornAugust 26, 1902
Romiley, Cheshire, England
DiedDecember 14, 1993 (age 91)

Bayard Grimshaw (1902-1993) was editor of The Magi (1953-58), The Budget (1974-79) and a weekly survey of the contemporary magic scene in The World's Fair "About Magicians" page (1965-1972).


Grimshaw performed a two-person thought transference act with his wife as "Bayard and Marion". They first performed publicly in February 1943 and were seen on BBC TV in July of 1951. They worked for almost 30 years until family difficulties rendered their travelling impossible with their last show performed at Blackpool in October 1972.


  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 88, No. 943, March 1994, Obituary, BAYARD GRIMSHAW, page 40
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 74, No. 3. March 1994, Our Side of the Pond, BY ELIZABETH WARLOCK, page 100
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 77, No. 5, May 1997, “THE COLUMN THAT NEARLY NEVER WAS” (the history of the magic column in England's World's Fair) by Peter Blanchard, page 73
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 96, No. 1026, January 2002, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A Dawes MIMC, page 22