Issue 110 front page
Issue 110 front page

The Autumn “Magazine” edition of the quarterly newsletter arrived in the post well in advance of the next scheduled meeting, that planned to take place in Clent, near Stourbridge in Worcestershire, some ten miles or so south west of Birmingham city centre. As usual the publication gave details of the plans for the day along with travelling guidance.

The front cover gave a brief summary of September’s meeting at Ipswich, along with news of a “Jigsaw Puzzle Festival” which had recently taken place at St. Lawrence Church in Alton, Hampshire. Inside there was news of the next forthcoming weekend event in 2015, along with a great article on Bridge Party puzzles following up on an exhibit seen at the last meeting. There was also an extensive report of the last “Show & Tell” session, a report on Victorian jigsaw puzzles by John, which complemented a talk he had presented at Ipswich and another article from David reporting on some of his latest “Jigasaurus” findings.

Issue 110. Page 7
Issue 110. Page 7

Four pages of colour content were possible thanks once more to Colin and his ever present camera, these all helping to highlight the puzzles featured in the various articles. The images on page 7 included a puzzle cut by the late Sara White, one of Britain’s finest cutters. Long may her legacy live on in some of the treasures she created during her cutting career.

In response to a members enquiry on possibly help with dating of vintage puzzles, our editor composed an excellent article on his own methods relating to puzzles from his personal favourite manufacturer, that of J. Salmon from Sevenoaks in Kent. It now seems that more and more answers are being put forward in response to some of the many unknowns of jigsaw puzzle research and I for one, certainly hope that this trend will continue. The BCD can proudly count within its membership, some of the world’s great jigsaw minds and I am sure that within our collective knowledge and private collections, we can answer many, many more.

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