(Acton, London, England: April 1932 - 4th February 2020)
At age 10 inspired by and learned from a birthday gift box of tricks and amateur close-up magician since. Dealer (manager of Davenport's branch in Glasgow) since 1955. Son-in-law of George Davenport, having married in 1959 the latter's younger daughter, Jean (born 1937). One of the creative cardmen in the United Kingdom, inventing Collectors (by 1969), Impact, and Cardwarp (1974). Teacher of Gordon Bruce.
Wrote The Devil's Playthings (1969, 61pp), Cardboard Charades (1971, 54pp), Tale Twisters (1972, 12pp), Card Script (1973, 47pp; repr 1975), Some Late Extra Card Tricks (1975, 26pp), A Collection of Card Tricks Using Unprepared Cards and Trigger (1976, 12pp), That Certain Something (1979, 23pp), and The Complete Walton [2 vols, 1981, 1988]. See Richard Vollmer, The Very Best of Roy Walton (1980, in French). Tricks in Abra, Chronicles, Epilogue, Genii, Hierophant, Ibidem, Kabbala, Linking Ring (with 1980 "Parade"), Magic, Magic Circular, Pabular, Pallbearers, Pentagram, Spellbinder, and Swami.
Coauthors: Bob Farmer