Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

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Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by John Upham » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:55 am

Joseph Blake was one of England's strongest players and a leading official.

He was active until at least his 90th birthday.


Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)



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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by Neil Blackburn » Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:48 pm

Excellent. Thanks John.👍

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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by John Upham » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:32 pm

Neil Blackburn wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Excellent. Thanks John.👍
Thanks Neil.

I'm about to add his obituary from the 1952 BCM. I cannot OCR myself as I need to obtain 1952 (and 1951) to plug holes in my BCM library.

Its a three page obit !

He certainly moved around the country as a Railway Clerk and it was nice that most of his family also worked for the Railway.

Interesting chap.
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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by John Clarke » Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:27 am

John Upham wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:32 pm
I'm about to add his obituary from the 1952 BCM. I cannot OCR myself as I need to obtain 1952 (and 1951) to plug holes in my BCM library. Its a three page obit !
I've just leafed through the bound issues of Chess from December 1951 to September 1952, to see what they said. Not a dicky-bird!
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by Neil Blackburn » Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:36 am

His name is one that crops up a lot over a long period of time, along with various of his games. Nice to see someone looking into him👍

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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by John Upham » Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:18 pm

Neil,

Requests for coverage of British persons hitherto ignored will be most welcome!

Frank Parr, Peter Morrish, Gerry Walsh and Paul Buswell are a few names that spring to mind.
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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by Nick Grey » Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:33 pm

Will check at Kingston.

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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:42 pm

John Upham wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Neil,

Requests for coverage of British persons hitherto ignored will be most welcome!

Frank Parr, Peter Morrish, Gerry Walsh and Paul Buswell are a few names that spring to mind.
Will people who have been covered again in 2020 be covered again in 2021?

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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by John Upham » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:35 pm

We have updated this article to include obituaries of JHB from EG Sergeant and "MDB"

Careful investigation by Richard James suggests that MDB is Mabel Dorothy Barker, JHB’s niece in 6th Cross Road. :D

You heard it here first !
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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by Neil Blackburn » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:57 pm

John Upham wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Neil,

Requests for coverage of British persons hitherto ignored will be most welcome!

Frank Parr, Peter Morrish, Gerry Walsh and Paul Buswell are a few names that spring to mind.
Hmm!. Leave it with me!!. Up to my eyeballs on a project at the moment. Ritson Morry - who I knew quite well - is one who comes to mind.

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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by Neil Blackburn » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:06 pm

Francis Lee is someone I may eventually get round to writing about myself one day. I know nothing about him outside of his games.

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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by John Upham » Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:37 pm

Neil Blackburn wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:57 pm

Hmm!. Leave it with me!!. Up to my eyeballs on a project at the moment. Ritson Morry - who I knew quite well - is one who comes to mind.
For Ritson Morry see https://britishchessnews.com/2020/01/08 ... 08-i-1994/

I expect to be adding to this before January 8th.
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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by Neil Blackburn » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:04 pm

Thanks John!!. I haven't dug through your material - just look at them when I hear about them. If you update the Ritson material, feel free to use my picture of him with Malcolm Barker and George Thomas. One of my very favourite chess pictures. Take care mate.👍

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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by Paul Buswell » Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:32 pm

John Upham wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Neil,

Requests for coverage of British persons hitherto ignored will be most welcome!

Frank Parr, Peter Morrish, Gerry Walsh and Paul Buswell are a few names that spring to mind.
No thank you!

PB

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Re: Remembering Joseph Blake (03-ii-1859 11-xii-1951)

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:49 pm

John Upham wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Neil,

Requests for coverage of British persons hitherto ignored will be most welcome!

Frank Parr, Peter Morrish, Gerry Walsh and Paul Buswell are a few names that spring to mind.
Some are appropriate to Birthdays and Anniversaries - not yet history.

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