Wednesday 22 May 2019

Chess Archaeology: The Excavation of the Giant Chess Set

Many years have passed since we last used the giant chess at The Links Primary School.

Purchased back in 1995, the set was used several a times a week, both indoors and out, and proved to be a popular feature of our local chess scene.

These newspaper clippings survive, but the whereabouts of the chess set was a mystery when I returned to The Links two years ago.

From 2001
Now we have found it!

Today, together with some intrepid explorers from Year 5, I delved into the outdoor storage facility and unearthed the old pieces.

The pieces need a good wash, one black pawn is missing and what has happened to the big vinyl chessboard, we may never know...but we have plans to bring the set back to life!

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