|Born||Roland F. Winder|
|Died||December 7, 1970 |
Roland "Roley" Winder was a successful businessman in Leeds, an enthusiastic amateur conjurer, and magic book collector.
He gave his first public performance at the age of fifteen and was also a ventriloquist. In those early days Roland made an acquaintance with Houdini. He was a member of the Yorkshire Magical Club, the Leeds Magical Society and for a quarter of a century the Magic Circle.
Winder helped on the bibliography of rare magic books published by the late Carl W. Jones in 1957.
In 1974 his collection was auctioned off by Sotheby's.
- Silver Wand by the Magic Circle.
- ↑ Magic Circular, DECEMBER, 1970