Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sent in from Nic, from England.

Y Stafell Billiards, originally uploaded by nicdafis.

Nis is from Chirk, near Wrexham, and is now living in south west Wales, teaching
Welsh to adults. He writes:

The copy photo was given to me by my great aunt (no longer with us,
unfortunately) and I'm pretty sure she said that her father was one of
the two players. I don't remember my great-grandfather, he died when I
was a baby, and I don't know that much about him. He was born in
Shropshire, the family moved to Surrey when he was small, then he
moved to work in a country house in Erbistock, near Wrexham.

He also wrote that the photo was
either taken in London, or in Wrexham, in north east Wales, and that his great-grandfather moved to Wales sometime before 1913.

Friday, September 21, 2007

An article about Bensingers at

Here's a link to an article about Bensingers poolroom, which is posted up at the very cool website. also has a listing of other newspaper articles, images, correspondence and collectible items.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ralph Greenleaf timeline

Check out a new timeline of Ralph Greenleaf's career, found in a 1946 lawsuit filed by the former champion against Brunwick-Balke-Collender. It's on the Greenleaf blog.