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Billiards

Rushden Echo, 1st January 1915, transcribed by Kay Collins

A Billiard handicap at the Queen Victoria Hotel concluded on Tuesday. Mr R F Knight and Mr A Smith met in the final, 200 up. Mr Knight won by 50, highest break being 30.


Rushden Argus, 8th October 1915, transcribed by Kay Collins

Welsh Fusilier Wounded
Acting-Sergt. T E Pennington, of the 6th R.W.F., who was billeted with Mr A Ablett in Robinson-road, Rushden, writes that he was wounded in the left leg on August 12th, and was taken to Malta. There he had a severe attack of dysentery and nearly died. We are glad to learn that he is rapidly improving, although still confined to bed. It will be remembered that Sergt. Pennington was a very clever billiard player, and won several handicaps whilst in Rushden.


billiard hall
The only picture we have of the billiard hall where there were five tables. The Coffee Tavern & Public Hall Company later became the Waverley Hotel. Converted to a dance hall in 1953.


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