I have today deleted my Sheffield Chess History website. I hadn't updated it in several years, being too busy with other matters. Those interested in Sheffield (and Yorkshire) chess history should investigate Steve Mann’s website, which has far more information than my website had.
The Starter Problem for the 2015-2016 Winton Capital British Chess Solving Championship is now available here. Instructions on how to enter are on that page.
The Meson database is getting large and is just about to exceed the host provider's limit for database size, so I need to make some urgent changes to work around this. I shall make these changes over the next couple of days, so apologies for the breaks in service that will arise. Once the changes have been made I'll post a message here. Meson users should then notice no difference to either Meson facilities or appearance.
The changes have now been made, so Meson should be back to normal.
I’m sad to hear of the death of PH Clarke, who died in Morwenstow a few days ago at the age of 81. He was one of the few amongst the top British players who took an interest in chess problems and, until the last few years, he had been a regular finalist at the (Winton Capital) British Chess Solving Championship, his best result being third (behind Jonathan Mestel and Tony Lewis) in 1982-1983. I met and conversed with him several times over those years and I remember an unfailingly polite and modest man. The British Chess Magazine has posted a short obituary at their site.