Pot Black cont…

Colonel Sir Neville Chamberlain djed in 1944 at the age of 88.

By that year Joe Davis had realised the potential of the game now played on snooker tables and [...] Continue Reading…

Well Done Ronnie

Congratulations to Ronnie O’sullivan on successfully winning his 4th world snooker title on the star tournament snooker table.

Pot Black (The Beginning)

The game of Snooker was born, if not out of contempt, certainly out of familiarity. Its great-grandfather, the game of billiards, had been played in various forms for over [...] Continue Reading…

Origins of the Snooker Table Cue

It was around the time of 1790 when all aspects of the game of billiards became more refined. One of these refinements was the development of the snooker cue [...] Continue Reading…

Maintenance of a Pool Table

Pool table maintenance is essential to keep your table in good condition. It is essential to keep the cloth dry and brushed regularly. When brushing pool tables you should always [...] Continue Reading…

Snooker Table Transportation (part 3)

The vans and horse carts that the snooker table manufacturers used, where kept in pristine condition. The horses were well looked after by the driver whose job it was [...] Continue Reading…

Snooker Table Transportation (part 2)

The young apprentices would the move onto being given small jobs at the bench such as sawing and planing timber and would have to do this numerous times. Each [...] Continue Reading…

Snooker Table Transportation

Billiards and snooker table manufacturing is an old craft established for over 180 years, and there are still firms in the trade who have been in buisness for over a [...] Continue Reading…

John Bennetts & Co cont…. (by John K Bennett)

The early years of the snooker table company are shrouded in mystery, the fires of 1898 and 1941 having been so destructive that they wiped out all records. We are [...] Continue Reading…

John Bennett & Company By J.k.Bennett

In December 1941 an incendiary device dropped by the Luftwaffe completely destroyed the factory and all the snooker tables at John Bennett’s & Co’s building, 120 Newington Causeway, London, [...] Continue Reading…