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Birthday of Leonard Barden (20-viii-1929)

Ninety-two today is Leonard Barden, born Tuesday, August 20th, 1929. His mother's maiden was Bartholomew and she became Elise EM Barden when she married Leonard's father who was William C Barden and in 1939 they lived at 89, Tennison Road, Croydon. 89, Tennison Road, Croydon From The Encyclopedia of Chess (Batsford, 1977) by Harry Golombek … Continue reading Birthday of Leonard Barden (20-viii-1929)

Death Anniversary of Brian Reilly (12-xii-1901 29-xii-1991)

Signature of Brian Reilly from an after dinner post card from Hastings 1945-46 We remember Brian Patrick Reilly who passed away on December 29th, 1991. Brian Reilly probably sometime in the 1920s. From The Encyclopaedia of Chess (Batsford, 1977), Harry Golombek OBE (written by Wolfgang Heidenfeld) :"Irish master born at Menton, of Irish descent, who … Continue reading Death Anniversary of Brian Reilly (12-xii-1901 29-xii-1991)