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September 2021

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

September 20
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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 2021

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 2021

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

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Death Anniversary of Arthur Christopher Reeves (19-ii-1939 3-xii-2012) From The Encyclopaedia of Chess (Batsford, 1977), Harry Golombek OBE, John Rice writes: British problemist, output consists of skilfully constructed two-movers in the modern style. See Sunnucks

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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 2021

Birthday of David Shire (13-xii-1947)

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David J Shire

Happy Birthday to David Shire. David John Shire was born on Saturday, December 13th 1947. On the same day "Ballerina" by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra hit #1 on the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores record chart.

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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)

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

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Death Anniversary of Thomas Dawson (28-xi-1889 16-xii-1951)

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Thomas Rayner Dawson (28-XI-1889, 16-XII-1951)

We remember Thomas Dawson who passed away on Sunday, December 16th, 1951. He was also known by the pseudonym T. Dyke Robinson (we are looking for a primary source for this) Thomas Rayner Dawson was born on Thursday, November 28th 1889 in Leeds, Yorkshire to Henry and Jane Dawson (née Rayner). The early history of TRD and his family has been meticulously researched by Yorkshire chess historian, Steve Mann. We recommend you visit this page to discover the detail. According…

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Death Anniversary of Peter Copping (12-x-1922 18-xii-1989)

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Death Anniversary of Peter Fairburn Copping (12-x-1922 18-xii-1989)

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