DID you know that the chess equivalent of the Paralympics were once held in Weymouth?

Here at Looking Back we've received a letter from the Braille Chess Association Gazette asking if anyone remembers it.

1968 was the only time the Braille Chess Olympiad, for blind and partially sighted players, was held in the UK. Teh Weymouth tournament was only the third ever tournament of its kind in the world and the first to be held outside of Germany.

The association, based in Tewkesbury, would like to hear from anyone who has photos of or information about the tournament, which took place from March 29 to April 10 in 1968.

Julie Leonard, editor of the Braille Chess Association Gazette, has got in touch because the association would like to mark the 50th anniversary of the event which will be next year.

Julie writes: "I understand that the local organiser, a gentleman named John Graham, wrote articles about the tournament for the Dorset Evening Echo. There were weekly articles in the run up to the event, then daily ones while it was taking place."

If you can help with photos and information, get in touch with Looking Back.