THEY may appear a jumble of rooks, pawns and bishops, but this chess set tells the story of Phillip Wierzbowski's life.
The 32 bronze, Roman-style figurines are among the few items salvaged from Mr Wierzbowski's Healesville house that burnt down in the Black Saturday bushfires.
A North Ringwood couple, Jeff and Desma Noble, heard about the tragedy from a mutual friend. Professional jewellers, they are cleaning and polishing the 29 pieces that are charred but intact, and having three badly damaged ones recast.
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