We launch the new History section of the Website, with publication of the Club magazine, First Rank, which began in March 1978 and ran for anumber of years.

The issues of First Rank will be serialised as processed, the progress of publication can be found in the line below this paragraph, which will update as issues are added.

Future plans for the History section: we also have an extensive collection of the Ilford Recorder the chess column (from around 1967 onwards) and at some stage will begin scanning and publishing those.

Latest published issue of First Rank: has been moved to the First Rank cover page