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Early records of the game

Welcome to simply pool and snooker’s blog. We specialise in pool table hire and pool table recovering. If you have any form of enquiry please do not hesitate to contact us. The game of billiards was well established by the … Continue reading

The History of Televised Snooker part 1

The World Championship at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, has become snooker’s Wimbledon, the climax each spring to the snooker year. It is an exhaustive examination of skill and psychological capacity, a 17-day marathon of the mind. It is incomparably the … Continue reading

Snooker Table Balls (part 3)

The cellutose nitrate type of snooker table ball was moulded from powder under great pressure and the resulting block of plastic material was turned and polished in a similar way to the old ivory ball, but the new cast resin … Continue reading

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 had developed it to the precise science – or is … Continue reading

Pot Black (The Beginning)

Snooker tables have pocket rails due to the number of balls being potted during a game. 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 to make sure these horses were fed and watered 365 days … 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 time he would have to show his instructor who would only … Continue reading

Snooker Table Transportation

Snooker table recovering was a highly skilled trade and fitters started at the early age of 14, being assigned to an experienced craftsman to learn the trade. 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 continually discovering snooker tables with the Surrey Street address and there … 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, SE1. All existing records of the company were lost until until … Continue reading