Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2006

Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 12th February 2006

On a freezing cold Sunday morning in Manchester, members of The Order of the Magi, their wives, partners, families and supporters could be found battling the wintry conditions to support Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Manchester has hosted the UK’s largest parade for a number of years now and 2006 was no different. Continue reading

North West Dealers’ Day Report 2005

North West Dealers’ Day Report
12th November 2005


The intended subtitle for this report had been ‘Bird’s-Eye-View’, until He Who Must Be Obeyed (Geoffrey Newton), considered the non-p.c. connotations, especially in a society with only 1% female membership, inappropriate, no matter how tongue-in-cheek.

The long-established NWDD has now reached its third year in the enthusiastic and capable hands of the Order of the Magi. Continue reading

President’s Dinner 2005

Latest Magi News – 25th March 2005


When the President of The Order of the Magi Mike Sharples created the idea of an Aladdin theme for the 2005 dinner and cabaret, little did he realise just what a big hit it was going to be. Continue reading

The Magi Meet The President

The Order of the Magi President Mike Sharples and Immediate Past President Geoffrey Newton were invited to meet the President of Ireland Mary McAleese when she recently visited the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester, the Magi headquarters.

Mike presented her with a framed coloured Magi logo with an explanation of the motto. Continue reading

Annual Cabaret & Comedy Competition 2005

8th February 2005 – Cabaret Competition Report

Tuesday 8th February saw the Magi host their annual cabaret & comedy competition. With 7 entries competing for the awards, the judges knew they were going to find it difficult to find a winner.

Indeed when the final scores were totalled, three entries tied for first place.

These were Brian Berry, Nick Barnes and Harold Cataquet. Continue reading

President’s Night 2004

14th December 2004 – President’s Night Report

The 2004 President’s Night (Christmas Party) took on an interesting twist this year in the form of The Wandtappers and Shufflers Social Club. The presenters for the evening were, from L to R President Elect “Bingo” Pete Moran, President and ‘club’ compere Mike Sharples, and PRO Concert Chairman Geoff Newton. Continue reading