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( - 17th July 1987)
'Dick', was one of the last survivors of the old time 'street entertainers'. Most of his working life was spent busking in the London area. He did most of his busking in public houses. He would walk into the bar and obtain the landlord's permission to work the place. After the show, he would go round with the hat and then leave for the next pub.
He was a master of misdirection and subtlety, who's effects could baffle some of the world's finest magicians. In his later years he table hopped in Southend.
Contributed to Pabular.