Robin is the author of a number of books on the local and railway history of the Yorkshire coast and has been providing shows for a variety of audiences for over 25 years.

Shows are tailor-made from a collection of over 2,000 original lantern slides that include dissolving views, hand-painted and animated slides, the dazzling chromotropes and a large number of topographic slides which cover the Yorkshire coast, lifeboats and shipwreck, local history, railways and other transport, marine and seashore life, village life and street scenes, and seaside resorts. These slides range in date from about 1880 to 1950.

Two types of lantern are used for the shows – a ‘Metamorphoser’ (120 years old) for smaller groups, and a Biunial for larger shows (see photograph).

See The Magic Lantern Man website for more information

For enquiries please contact Robin via the Magic Lantern Society website


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The Magic Lantern Society does not guarantee that any performance you arrange will match your requirements and recommends that you agree your needs in detail with any potential lanternist. Any resulting contract or arrangement to provide a show will be between the organiser and the lanternist only and will not involve the Magic Lantern Society in any way.

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