Brief history of Cues and advice on selection of cues
A potted history of the Billiard Iron from the original cast iron irons for heating over a gas ring to the modern electric thermostatically controlled Snooker Irons used today.
When you hear or read the cloth that covers the slate and cushions of a Snooker (Billiard) table described as BAIZE you can almost hear the sharp intake of breath in Stroud (West of England - Strachan) and Pudsey (Hainsworth)...
It is probably true to say that most owners of cues worry about the cue warping. Cues can and do warp but if they warp after purchase the blame can usual be put down to the fact that the cue has not be cared for correctly.
(or if you prefer Snooker Cue Tips). The billiard cue tip was first used in France. It is said that in about 1807 an French Infantry Officer Monsieur Mingaud cut some leather from his horses harness...
The first type of lighting over the tables was candles and as you will appreciate they didn't give much light and there was the danger of the wax dripping onto the cloth!
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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.