Items added to the collection
In April 2017 a letter written by Sidney Smith was kindly
donated to the Collection by Mr. M. Barnett. He is a volunteer in
the warehouse of a local charity which handles donations and the
letter fell out of a donated book. He thought it was of interest
and thought it should be preserved.
The picture below is a reduced
version of the letter.
picture donated March 2017 by John Ingleby of a match between C.
Dawson & H.W. Stevenson.
The match took place at the Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester and
the picture with Stevenson at the table was probably taken on
31st March 1904. The marker (seen holding the rest) was
George Jackson a local billiard professional. All the information
about the picture was provided by Peter Ainsworth
July 2016 - picture of the 1951 Professional Snooker
Championships between Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson.
Fred Davis won 58 frames to 39
Picture kindly donated by Henry Smith
Keeping an interest in all things Thurston a marking board circa
1870's with the cartouche reading
The board was aquired in July 2016
and is now on display in the collection