Yorkshire Chess Association


Year Book 2019-20 Contents



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Hull Player Retires from Work at 83


Eric Fisher, who many will remember as editor of the Hull Chess Club Magazine, has retired from work as a dental technician (i.e. making false teeth) at the age of 83.  That’s 18 years of overtime.


Eric was born on Beverley in the latter part of 1935.  In 1951 he started working for a dental technician for £1 per week.  He worked in that capacity in his native Beverley, and later in Spring Street, Hull, taking a break for National Service from 1955 to 1957.  In 1984 he started up on his own, now being owner of “E W Fisher Dental Laboratory” at the rear of 44 Beverley Road, which in its time has employed fellow Hull chess-player John W Atkinson, and currently employs four members of staff.


Around 2012, reportedly, he started talking about retiring, but it does not do to rush into anything too hastily.


Eric had a grandfather and an uncle who were dentists, and he has a grandson who is a dental technician.  He is now passing the running of the business to that grandson and another dental technician.


He proposes to spend time on painting (pictorial art, not domestic decorating, one assumes) and of course chess.  Eric has always leaned toward chess history, and plans to resume writing a book on the Yorkshire chess career of past British champion Henry Ernest Atkins, which he left off working on in 2005.


(Based in part on reports in local newspapers.)