William Harris and the first Richmond Chess Club

I’m writing a series of articles for British Chess News about the history of chess in Richmond, Twickenham and surrounding areas.

The first article, which you can read here, concerns the first chess club in Richmond (it only ran for three or four years in the mid 1850s), and its Hon Secretary, William Harris.

The history and heritage of chess clubs is important in many ways. I hope you’ll read – and enjoy – this article.