Watford Magician – Tj Shoesmith – at the NHS Long Service Awards

tj shoesmith at Watford FC
Watford FC

It was nice to be back as a Watford Magician at the Premiership Football Club.

The last time I was at Watford Football Club was on 9th of May 2006. I watched a rather boring and disjointed nil-nil draw between Watford and Crystal Palace. But it did the job and got the club through to the final which they eventually won against Leeds United a few weeks later.

I lived for many years on the St Albans Road and often worked locally as a Watford Magician. Consequently, I had performed for a number of the Watford players early in my career.

The ground has been completely refurbished since the playoff over ten years ago. The corrugated iron fencing has gone and the logo’s updated. The Sir Elton John Stand comes complete with one of his most famous lyrics.

The Captains Bar is now beautifully decorated and perfect for any corporate event.


It was nice to be back amongst NHS staff again. For seven years I was a paramedic in London before becoming a full-time close-up magician. Given that I left in 2002 and this was an awards ceremony for long service I was surprised not to see old friends. The longest serving was over forty years, a remarkable achievement.

Award ceremonies are not always easy because a lot is going on and it can be difficult to get the work done. However, this event was an exception. The awards took place early, followed by a high tea where I could move from group to group performing table magic.

I still live close to the club so if you are looking for a Hertfordshire Magician for an event private or corporate, please do call or email us. You can also see videos and photographs in the gallery.

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