Remembering Thomas Dawson (28-xi-1889 16-xii-1951)

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Remembering Thomas Dawson (28-xi-1889 16-xii-1951)

Post by John Upham » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:51 pm

Also known as T. Dyke Robinson, Thomas Rayner Dawson was a giant of the problem world both as a composer and author.

Internationally respected in the world of rubber he initiated Croydon's world famous rubber library whilst maintaining his interest in Fairies.


Remembering Thomas Dawson (28-xi-1889 16-xii-1951)

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Re: Remembering Thomas Dawson (28-xi-1889 16-xii-1951)

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:24 pm

"Internationally respected in the world of rubber he initiated Croydon's world famous rubber library whilst maintaining his interest in Fairies."

Not a sentence I expected to read here.

I had no idea it was the same Dawson.

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Re: Remembering Thomas Dawson (28-xi-1889 16-xii-1951)

Post by John Upham » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:56 pm

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was the subject of Edward Winter Chess Note 457 as follows :

“George Jellis suspects that a chess man has been named after a street:
Just south of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London is a private gated road called Nightrider Street which, I believe belongs to the Post Office and presumably derives its name from the night mail coaches of earlier days. It is only a short walk from the St. Bride’s Institute, where the British Chess Problem Society has held its meetings since its foundation in 1918. Among the founder members was TR Dawson, who published his first Nightrider problem in 1925.
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