Remembering old Snooker Halls

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Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby Alanangles » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:33 pm

Hi all, can anyone remember the name and location of some old Glasgow snooker halls? I'm sure there was one on Sauchiehall St where Firewater now resides! Any additions would be welcome, cheers.
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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby The Egg Man » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:38 pm

Alanangles wrote:Hi all, can anyone remember the name and location of some old Glasgow snooker halls? I'm sure there was one on Sauchiehall St where Firewater now resides! Any additions would be welcome, cheers.



I don't know Firewater but there was a basement snooker hall on Sauchiehall St just east of Holland Street. That the place?

Another was where The Tunnel Club is/ was on MItchell Street and yet another at the corner of Trongate/ Stockwell Street. Another on Gt George Street.

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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:40 pm

One near Cessnock subway.
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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:48 am

The George Snooker Hall in Great George Street, Hillhead (where M&S now stands).
The Snooker Hall above what is the 'Cooker Factory?' at Garscube/Maryhill Road....
I think there may have been one around New City Road but don't know if my memory is playing tricks with that one.
Oh and the Glasgow University Union used to have a great Snooker Room with many tables along with the numerous bars....
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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby Fatman » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:13 am

The Crucible snooker hall owned by Mamie Lang with 'input' from Hurricane Higgins was in Blythswood Court.
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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby The Egg Man » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:59 am

There was one at the St George's Cross end of Maryhill Rd. I believe it went on fire.
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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby banjo » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:08 pm

clydebank has two at the moment.reds above the shopping mall and the lucky break in the former woolworths.two previous were the crucible in the former cinema graham ave and the royal which was in the cellar next to the atlantis pub in kilbowie rd.
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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby robertpool » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:06 pm

Billiard and Snooker Rooms from 1962

Allan, 22 Tollcross Rd
Cecil's Billiards Rooms, 272 Paisley Road
Crown Billiards Rooms, 57 Keppochhill Road
Crown Billiards Rooms, 98 Sauchiehall Street
Devlin, 165 Gt George Street
Glasgow Billiard C, 175 West George Street
Glasgow Central Billiards Rooms, 22 Jamaica Street
Imperial Billiard Rooms, 84 Mitchell Street
Lyceum Billiards Room, 930 Govan Road
McFarlane, 19 Hillfoot Street
Mathieson, 71 Tollcross Rd
May, 922 Maryhill Rd
Murdoch, 49 Arcadia Street
New Eton Billiards Rooms, 1006a Pollokshaws Rd
Nile Billiard Rooms, 222 St George's Road
O'Beirne, 17 Byres Road
Palace Billiard Rooms, 95 Hope Street
Premier Billiards Rooms, 339 Sauchiehall Street
Royal Billiards Halls, 11 Maryhill Road

Billiard / Snooker / Bagatelle Table Manufacturers

Burroughs & Watts, 74 York Street
H. Nelmes & Co, 143 St Vincent Street

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1868 Silk & Nelmes, Billiard and Bagatelle Table Manufacturers, 373 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow GPOD Advertisment by Robert Pool's Glasgow Collection, on Flickr

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1881 H. Nelmes & Co, 121 Wellington Street, Glasgow by Robert Pool's Glasgow Collection, on Flickr

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1959 H. Nelmes & Co, Billiard Table Makers, 143 St Vincent Street, Glasgow Advertisment by Robert Pool's Glasgow Collection, on Flickr

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1953 H. Nelmes & Co, 181 West George Street, Glasgow by Robert Pool's Glasgow Collection, on Flickr


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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby Alanangles » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:58 pm

robertpool wrote:Billiard and Snooker Rooms from 1962

Brilliant stuff, thanks Robert.
Allan, 22 Tollcross Rd
Cecil's Billiards Rooms, 272 Paisley Road
Crown Billiards Rooms, 57 Keppochhill Road
Crown Billiards Rooms, 98 Sauchiehall Street
Devlin, 165 Gt George Street
Glasgow Billiard C, 175 West George Street
Glasgow Central Billiards Rooms, 22 Jamaica Street
Imperial Billiard Rooms, 84 Mitchell Street
Lyceum Billiards Room, 930 Govan Road
McFarlane, 19 Hillfoot Street
Mathieson, 71 Tollcross Rd
May, 922 Maryhill Rd
Murdoch, 49 Arcadia Street
New Eton Billiards Rooms, 1006a Pollokshaws Rd
Nile Billiard Rooms, 222 St George's Road
O'Beirne, 17 Byres Road
Palace Billiard Rooms, 95 Hope Street
Premier Billiards Rooms, 339 Sauchiehall Street
Royal Billiards Halls, 11 Maryhill Road

Billiard / Snooker / Bagatelle Table Manufacturers

Burroughs & Watts, 74 York Street
H. Nelmes & Co, 143 St Vincent Street

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1868 Silk & Nelmes, Billiard and Bagatelle Table Manufacturers, 373 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow GPOD Advertisment by Robert Pool's Glasgow Collection, on Flickr

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1881 H. Nelmes & Co, 121 Wellington Street, Glasgow by Robert Pool's Glasgow Collection, on Flickr

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1959 H. Nelmes & Co, Billiard Table Makers, 143 St Vincent Street, Glasgow Advertisment by Robert Pool's Glasgow Collection, on Flickr

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1953 H. Nelmes & Co, 181 West George Street, Glasgow by Robert Pool's Glasgow Collection, on Flickr


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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:57 am

robertpool wrote:Billiard and Snooker Rooms from 1962

Allan, 22 Tollcross Rd Still There Snook 'A' Scene
Cecil's Billiards Rooms, 272 Paisley Road West
Crown Billiards Rooms, 57 Keppochhill Road
Crown Billiards Rooms, 98 Sauchiehall Street
Devlin, 165 Gt George Street Now M&S
Glasgow Billiard C, 175 West George Street
Glasgow Central Billiards Rooms, 22 Jamaica Street The Sub Club?
Imperial Billiard Rooms, 84 Mitchell Street The Tunnel
Lyceum Billiards Room, 930 Govan Road Now a derelict Prize Bingo
McFarlane, 19 Hillfoot Street
Mathieson, 71 Tollcross Rd
May, 922 Maryhill Rd
Murdoch, 49 Arcadia Street
New Eton Billiards Rooms, 1006a Pollokshaws Rd The Glad Cafe
Nile Billiard Rooms, 222 St George's Road
O'Beirne, 17 Byres Road Still there PJ Champs
Palace Billiard Rooms, 95 Hope Street One time Chevalier more recently Silver
Premier Billiards Rooms, 339 Sauchiehall Street now Firewater
Royal Billiards Halls, 11 Maryhill Road

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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby dimairt » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:38 pm

The first pic is of the billiards hall above the Queen's Cross Vaults at er, Queen's Cross in 1960. The second is at the start of Maryhill Rd at St. George's Cross - it's now called Clarendon Place. There was a major fire there in 1972 which led to the demolition of the buildings from the snooker hall onwards. I think I've posted some pics of it on HG, Fireman posted some too. I think there was a snooker hall opposite the Seamore Cinema but don't have any pics and can't recall the name.

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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby robertpool » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:51 am

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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby Alanangles » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:41 am

Thanks guys, cracking info an pics. Much appreciated.
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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby Lilysophie1 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:24 pm

The basement snooker hall in Sauchiehall street was the Premier. There was another basement snooker hall called The Imperial in Mitchell Lane. There was an electricity meter at each table that took 50 pence pieces. I think you got about 20 mins for 50p before the over table light went out.
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Re: Remembering old Snooker Halls

Postby banjo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:30 pm

the goodyear club in drumchapel has three tables and the meter price has never changed.20p for 20 mins.
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