Welcome to Thurston’s new website – unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic our offices and shop are temporarily closed. Our snooker and pool table maintenance services are currently suspended, however, the website is operational but please be aware that some products / ranges are out of stock, and deliveries may be slightly delayed.
The Norman Clare Billiard and Snooker Heritage Collection at Thurston, St Anne Street, Liverpool, is probably the largest collection of billiards and snooker memorabilia in the world.Visit
The name of Thurston has been synonymous with the sport of Billiards and its successor Snooker since 1799 and our founder, John Thurston, is considered by many to be the father of the modern game.
At Thurston, we are proud of our long association with the game of snooker, including the royal warrants we have attained, and the medals won at various expositions. The nature of the snooker business has changed over the years alongside the demands of our customers, and we now offer a wide range of non-snooker related products, all of which you will find on our site.
Here at Thurston we have built our reputation on first class customer service and we endeavour to depatch all of our online products for next day delivery. For those that take a bit longer, the lead times are indicated on the product information page.
Gordon commenced working for the Company in the workshops in 1974 and gained experience in many of the departments before becoming a director in 1982. Based in the Midlands, he looks after customers locally, in the south of the country and assists with nationwide sales. He is a keen dinghy sailor but not such an enthusiastic swimmer!
Dave is in his 40th year with the company, starting in the sales office under the tutelage of Peter Crail, prior to his retirement. Dave now holds the position of Sales Manager and is responsible for nationwide sales. He is a keen golfer although not very good.
Lisa has been with Thurston since 1999, starting work as as sales assistant in the Liverpool showroom. Lisa was promoted back in 2005 to Retail Manager and looks after the running of the companies retail outlet and despatch department.
Rob joined us in 2004, initially employed within our retail department. Since then he has progressed through the company and is now our Assistant Sales Manager. His role now includes looking after our portfolio of maintenance contract customers as well as sales to private individuals.
Mike Joined us in 2007, he has worked in the works department to progress to become the works Manager and works with Chris. Between them they look after the bookings for our nationwide Snooker & Pool table renovation & delivery service, liaising direct with all of our customers, scheduling the work.
Chris started with the Company in 2005 and has worked in a number of departments gaining knowledge and experience before becoming a valued member of Team holding the position of works manager along with Mike.
Thurston's philosophy has always been based on customer service. You the customer are Thurston's number one priority.
Thurston has been the home of Snooker, Bowls & Club Games for over 200 years. We pride ourselves on our history and knowledge.
Thurston have been maintaining snooker tables since 1799. We are innovators in methods used for table maintenance and servicing.