Olwen Carter (1918-1996)

Olwen Carter gained notoriety as a child magician and was dubbed "England's Youngest Conjurer".

Biography

She was born on 2 May 1918, the daughter of moulder Norman Carter and his wife Lily of 43 Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield, and was baptised on 15 May 1918 at Huddersfield Parish Church.

She married Kenneth Bradley in 1943.

Olwen Bradley died in 1996.

Articles

Leeds Mercury (31/Aug/1928):

Little Miss Olwen Carter, of Birkby, Huddersfield, has become a public entertainer very early in life. Although only ten years of age she is an accomplished amateur magician, and during the last few months has given as many as fourteen performances at the various carnivals which have been held in Huddersfield for the benefit of the Royal Infirmary.

She has a capital repertory of tricks, and is particularly clever as a card manipulator. She has also an easy flow of entertaining "patter."

Miss Carter has made conjuring her hobby for two years, and had her first tuition from her father, who was once secretary of the Huddersfield "Magic Circle" — an association of amateur conjurers.

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Olwen Carter (1918-1996)

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