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The Midland Hotel

The Midland Hotel, which became synonymous with chess in Luton during the interwar years and beyond when the colorful character J.E.D. Moysey became the owner, was a home to chess in the town as early as 1910. A match against Northampton was played there with F.Dickens representing Luton on the top board. Local players may observe that C.Staddon, uncle of Nigel Staddon (formerly of Luton, now of Bedford) can be found on the team sheet.

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