Nevil has helped me in so many ways over the years and it is always a great pleasure to work with him.
Nevil's news featured the presentation of a book that looks a shade on the familiar side.
''Attached photo presenting Karen Giles a rare antiquarian book at the Brent Schools' Chess League prize-giving after final rounds last Thursday. Karen is headteacher at Barham Primary who have hosted the league match meets since inception in 2013-14. www.bscl.org.uk.
The school was instrumental in helping to forge the link between Chess in Schools and Communities and Barclaycard when they offered to open up especially during one half-term to host an Internet match against German pupils. David Chan, the then CEO of Barclaycard Europe, attended this inaugural event and the rest is history.''
Indeed, we enjoyed three fine years with the Barclaycard volunteers before the project came to an unfortunate end.