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The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent of 08/06/1850 reported on this “soirée” of the Sheffield Athenaeum and Mechanics Institution Chess Club, held on Wednesday 29/05/1850, as follows:

 

CHESS CLUB. – The chess club of the Athenaeum and Mechanics institution supped together in the new smoke room of the establishment on Wednesday week, under the presidency of Mr. J. G. Robson, to congratulate each other om the very superior manner in which they found themselves accommodated.  The room is very commodious and filled up in a neat and appropriate manner.  The evening was very agreeably spent.  Messrs. Flint, Ellis, and Walker contributed to the general hilarity by singing several glees, airs, &c.  There is reason to anticipate for this chess club a great degree of success.

 

None of those named are easily identifiable, apart from the president, John George Robson.

 

 

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31/08/2014

Stephen John Mann

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31/08/2014