Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - February 2004

Sponsored by Alexander Crombie Solicitors
Edited by Peter Price
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Maynard Harrison died suddenly from a heart attack on 4th October last. Only a week before, he had attended a function and I thought how well he seemed despite incurring a stroke a year ago.

Maynard learned his chess at Worcester College for the Blind and later became a life member of the BCA. However, his legal professional career, working for a number of local authorities and later in the civil service, gave him little opportunity to develop his chess. In later years in retirement, he delighted audiences in clubs and residential homes with his keyboard skills.

His genial personality will be sadly missed by his many friends.