A History of Macclesfield Chess Club
By A.R. Soames
Published: December 15, 2013 by
Northern England's manufacturing towns took to Chess and 1857 saw Manchester (Macclesfield's huge neighbour) host the world’s 2nd international tournament. The 1886 businessmen and civic leaders who founded Macclesfield Chess Club were entangled in local politics: education, religion and finance. Social changes from then make this more than a history of a minor chess club in a small market town.