The Wessex Magical Association was formed in October 1932 at Gatti's restaurant,
Bournemouth, a venue that remained its headquarters for some years. Rex Gatti,
the restaurant's proprietor, was the WMA's first Treasurer. The
Great Nixon, who owned Nixon's Magical Depot, Bournemouth's first
shop to deal exclusively in magical equipment, was the first Secretary.
Jasper Maskelyne was the first President. Read
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, and begin at 8.00pm
(doors open at 7.30pm) at the Bourne Valley Community Association,
56 Herbert Ave., Poole, Dorset, BH12 4EE View Map.
Guests are admitted to meetings by invitation only, but most of
our members are only too happy to oblige. Visiting magicians are
invited to contact the Secretary when in the area.
Would-be members should contact the President
or Secretary. Entry
to full membership (after six months as associate member) is by
The WMA run a One-day Convention in Kinson, Bournemouth, once every two years. The latest was on Sunday 14th April 2013. The next will be a Sunday early in April, 2015.
There are now some pictures on the News page, showing what a superb Convention it turned out to be. Also, have a look at the Convention 2013 web page (click here) to see what went on.
If you are interested in joining the Assocation, please view or print the short leaflet avilable using the following links:
Either A5 or A4 (to print as an 8 page double sided booklet)