Peter G. Jackson 1980
The sudden death of Peter on September 15th 1980 came as a great shock to all who knew him. He had been a friend and colleague of mine at County level for over 20 years, and had played a major role in the affairs of the County during that time, holding the post of Treasurer for 9 years and Secretary for 10 years, giving the latter up in 1980. He also held the post of 1st team Vice Captain and 2nd team Captain during this time and played for both, another post he held for many year was Secretary of his club Stafford. Peter played a great deal of correspondence chess, much of it at International level. His library of Chess books were many and Peter put them to good use for he won many more games than he lost or drew. Most of Peter's over the board chess was played in the Wolverhampton League and he was given the honour of being made League President in 1969. His other interests included Philately, Mathematics, Cricket, Photography and Badminton. He had been playing the latter when he died. One of Peter's disappointments was not being able to form a County League, in fact 2 days before his passing he had been at a County Committee meeting were this was one of the items mentioned. It would be a very fitting tribute to Peter if one could be brought into being, and a cup given in his name.
Peter will be missed any all who knew him in the Chess world and by all who knew him in his many other interests, and may I offer, on behalf of them all, and myself the deepest condolences to his widow and family in their bereavement.