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August 2022

Birthday of Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937)

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Barry Peter Barnes by Jean Barnes

BCN wishes happy birthday to Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937) Barry Peter Barnes was born in Brighton and his mother's maiden name was Simpole. (Barry is a cousin of Julian Ivan Peter Simpole, who was a Brighton school teacher and who taught Edward Gerard Winter to play chess). Barry now lives in Halling, Rochester, Kent with his wife Jean. From The Encyclopedia of Chess (Robert Hale, 1970 & 1976) by Anne Sunnucks : "International Master of FIDE for Chess Compositions (1967) and…

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Death Anniversary of John Driver (21-vii-1928 01-viii-1979)

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Death Anniversary of John Edward Driver (21-vii-1928 01-viii-1979) See Sunnucks From The Encyclopaedia of Chess (Batsford, 1977), Harry Golombek OBE, John Rice writes: "British problemist. Output consists of two-movers, helpmates and fairy problems. Inventor of the Edgehog, a fairy piece which moves along Q-lines but always either to or from a square at the board-edge."

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September 2022

Death Anniversary of Hugh Blandford (24-i-1917 20-ix-1981)

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Hugh Francis Blandford

BCN remembers Hugh Blandford who was a British composer. Hugh Francis Blandford was born on Wednesday, January 24th in 1917 in South Stoneham, Hampshire, England. On this day Ernest Borgnine was born and an earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude struck Anhui Province, China, causing 101 deaths. Hugh's father was the Rev Albert Francis Blandford and his mother was Alice Rhoda Crumpton Evans. Hugh had two younger brothers, Philip Thomas. and Evan Arthur. The family moved to Jamaica and he spent…

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October 2022

Death Anniversary of Norman Gibbins (15-x-1882 09-x-1956)

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Death Anniversary of Norman Martin Gibbins (15-x-1882 09-x-1956) See http://davidgibbins.com/journal/2013/5/28/war-in-another-dimension

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Death Anniversary of Charles Fox (09-xi-1866 11-x-1935)

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Charles Masson Fox

BCN remembers Charles Fox (09-xi-1866 11-x-1935) Charles Masson Fox was born on Friday, November 9th 1866 in Falmouth, Cornwall. his father, Howard, was 29 and his mother, Olivia Blanche Orme, was 22. He had one brother and two sisters. His sister Olivia Lloyd was born on 5 February 1868 in Falmouth, Cornwall, when Charles Masson was 1 year old. His sister Stella was born on 11 December 1876 in Falmouth, Cornwall, when Charles Masson was 10 years old. In 1881…

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November 2022

Death Anniversary of Charles Edward Kemp (09-xi-1986)

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Death Anniversary of Charles Edward Kemp (09-xi-1986)

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Death Anniversary for Anthony Dickins (01-xi-1914 25-xi-1987)

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Anthony Dickins (01-xi-1914 25-xi-1987)

We remember Anthony Dickins who passed away this day (Wednesday, November 25th) in 1987. Anthony Stewart Mackay Dickins was born at 1 Rivers Street, Bath, Somerset on Sunday, November 1st, 1914. On this day was the Battle of Coronel — The Royal Navy suffered its first defeat of World War I, after a British squadron commanded by Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock met and was defeated by superior German forces led by Vice-Admiral Maximilian von Spee in the eastern Pacific. 1,…

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December 2022

Death Anniversary of A(lfred) Christopher Reeves (19-ii-1939 03-xii-2012)

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Dr. Christopher Reeves, courtesy of British Chess, page 235. Photographer unknown

BCN remembers Dr. A(lfred) Christopher Reeves who passed away on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 in St. Agnes, Cornwall. His probate record (#4073868) is dated December 3rd, 2012 being recorded in the Bristol registry. Alfred Christopher Reeves was born in Wharfedale, Yorkshire on Sunday, February 19th, 1939. His mother's name was Tomlin. Alfred detested his first name to the extent that he asked people to call him Christopher and, when asked, told them that the A was for Arthur. For this…

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Birthday of Colin Sydenham (13-xii-1937)

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Colin Peter Sydenham

Birthday of Colin Peter Sydenham (13-xii-1937)

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Death Anniversary for Thomas Ricketts (03-vii-1896 15-xii-1979)

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Death Anniversary for Thomas Charles Donald Ricketts (03-vii-1896 15-xii-1979) See Sunnucks

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