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D. V. Mardle, undoubtedly Bedfordshire’s strongest player in the mid-twentieth century can be seen in the picture below :Picture1aa

In the following cutting, his friend and admirer T. S. Sweby gives a brief account of where Dennis went after he left Luton. As you may know he would go on to receive a CBE for his work on Polio, which he suffered from for many years.

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Lastly, the picture above can be found here http://www.saund.co.uk/rgs/pdfs/viewer.html?file=http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pdfs/1950universitieschessannual.pdf, therein lies some analysis of Mardle’s play against J. E. Littlewood.

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