March 2018 Frederick Jones collection
received in March 2018 from a lady who said she might have some
items that would be of interest for the Heritage Collection. It
turn out that her grandfather Frederick Jones had for many years
worked at Thurston Leicester Square during the 1930's.
He had quite a
collection of photographs of both amateur and professional billiard
players at the Thurston Match Room. Some of the pictures had Fred
Jones in the background.
granddaughter very kindly sent all the pictures and some other
interesting items to be added to the Collection.
Frederick Jones reading his newspaper in
the Thurston Leicester Square Match Room
Frederick Jones and Charlie Chambers who was
the marker at Thurston Match Room
, cartoon drawn by
1936 Tom Webster, the
Daily Mail cartoonist on a menu from the 1936 dinner
Autographed menu from 1939
Tom Webster cartoon menu 1939
Thurston showroom and office Leicester
There was over 70 pictures in Fredrick
Jones' collection many showing the amateurs who played the finals
of their competitions at Thurston Match Room. Basically there are
too many pictures to show in this short article.
Heritage; ©2018 Peter
The Snooker Heritage Collection is
free to enter BUTas
the rooms are just part of a working office and factory a Guide is
required. So please make an appointmentgiving at least 72 hours notice. The
maximum number that can be shown round is limited to
make an appointment phone 0151 482 2700.
For all your Snooker, Billiard or Pool
phone +44 (0)151 482 2700
or visit their
eshop - www thurston.co.uk
Thurston offer a complete refurbish
service for Snooker, Billiard & pool Tables see their
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