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by Martin Smith
Tue Jul 25, 2023 11:28 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Martin Cath
Replies: 16
Views: 2219

Re: Martin Cath

As said above, Martin was one of the true gentleman of chess, and Streatham and Brixton Chess Club mourns his passing. He was unfailing in his welcome whenever we arrived to play at South Norwood. A personal reminiscence concerns my first match game, after a long break, against Martin. My rustiness ...
by Martin Smith
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: BCF Crystal Palace 1907
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: BCF Crystal Palace 1907

More on Herbert Jacobs at the bar, in the Russell case, and others, here http://lostontime.blogspot.com/2017/07/ ... ister.html and here http://lostontime.blogspot.com/2017/07/ ... t-bar.html
by Martin Smith
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of Chess Clubs
Replies: 33
Views: 6936

Re: History of Chess Clubs

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:25 am
I believe a history of Streatham and Brixton chess club is in preparation.
It has now been published: Movers and Takers - a chess history of Streatham & Brixton 1871-2021. 116pp. Illustrated. £12.50 + £2.50 p&p. Please PM me to order a copy.
by Martin Smith
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interesting rating mismatch
Replies: 32
Views: 2962

Re: Interesting rating mismatch

Other Streatham and Brixton adventures since the component clubs emerged in the 1870s/80s are recounted in the just published 'Movers and Takers' which chronicles its 150-year history. PM me for a copy (£12.50 + £2.50 p&p).
by Martin Smith
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Derek Harvey 1947-2021
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Derek Harvey 1947-2021

Thanks Mick. I should've referred to the Battersea CC tribute - lovely photos of Derek.
by Martin Smith
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Derek Harvey 1947-2021
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Derek Harvey 1947-2021

With great sadness we pass on the news that Derek Harvey died suddenly on Friday 5th November, aged 74. Derek and Christina, his wife, played a huge part in lifting the fortunes of Streatham and Brixton CC in the mid-1980s through to the early 1990s. Born in Battersea, then brought up from an early ...
by Martin Smith
Sun May 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Ebbisham and F St J Steadman
Replies: 16
Views: 4821

Re: Lord Ebbisham and F St J Steadman

Out this afternoon for a lockdown-respite stroll in Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane SW17 OLT I chanced upon F. St. J. Steadman's grave - a complete fluke. His wife buried there as well. 51.432488, -0.175322 or 51°25'57.0"N 0°10'31.2"W In reasonable nick - but needs a bit of tlc to make all the insc...
by Martin Smith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Paul Timson (1946 - 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re: Paul Timson (1946 - 2020)

The details of Paul's funeral are as follows: Monday 2nd March at 2pm, at Whalley Methodist Church - followed by a cremation at 3pm; there will be refreshments at the Foxfields at Billington. Paul's chess friends would be welcome. Please send me a PM if you intend to come and I will pass it on to th...
by Martin Smith
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Paul Timson (1946 - 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Paul Timson (1946 - 2020)

Paul Timson has passed away today after a long fight against leukemia. We were at school together, playing as juniors for Middlesex County, before we went our separate ways to university (and me out of chess for several decades). Paul however remained active in Cedars CC, and Harrow CC (he was Club ...
by Martin Smith
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Re: Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer

The Hampstead Theatre has extended its London Chess Classic discount for tickets. You can now buy them for the rest of the run until Jan 18th: for the Monday and matinee performances at £19.50, and for Tuesday to Saturday evening performances at £24.50. Enter the discount code LCC2019 in the box at ...
by Martin Smith
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Art talk
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Chess in Art talk

At the Wallace Collection in London at 1.30 pm on Saturday 10th November: to coincide with the World Championship match, Rupert Dickens (of Athenaeum CC, and a Wallace Collection guide) will be giving a talk on Chess in Art. It is free. https://www.wallacecollection.org/whats-on/chess-in-art/ . See ...
by Martin Smith
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Victorian and Edwardian chess in the UK
Replies: 32
Views: 11230

Re: Victorian and Edwardian chess in the UK

Interesting,Martin. I hope you can find the moves of the correspondence game between Jacobs and the Manchester Jewish Working Men's Club Chess Society. Moves 1-8 were in the Jewish Chronicle on 4 Jan 1901; I didn't have time to search the whole year. Tim, didn't manage to find the rest of the game ...
by Martin Smith
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Victorian and Edwardian chess in the UK
Replies: 32
Views: 11230

Re: Victorian and Edwardian chess in the UK

Following Gerard's post on Cheltenham 1913 you may be interested in my effort to recover the full story of Herbert Jacobs (1863-1950), beginning here: http://lostontime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/0 ... oydon.html
by Martin Smith
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Victorian and Edwardian chess in the UK
Replies: 32
Views: 11230

Re: Victorian and Edwardian chess in the UK

A series on Louisa Matilda Fagan begins here http://lostontime.blogspot.co.uk/2016/0 ... tilda.html