Historic Leeds snooker club marks 75 years

Plaque unveiling: Current president Dirk Cuthbertson and former president George Grimes
Plaque unveiling: Current president Dirk Cuthbertson and former president George Grimes
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A snooker club in north Leeds which was founded to boost morale during World War Two has celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Members of the Parochial and Home Guard (PHG) Snooker Club in Oakwood threw a wartime-themed bash to mark the occasion earlier this month.

The club, based in Roundhay Parochial Hall, was founded in 1942 by members of the Home Guard who were granted a licence in order to “keep up the fighting morale”. Club president Dirk Cuthbertson unveiled a plaque to mark the 75th anniversary and said the club continues to thrive in 2017.

“We have many snooker-based and social events throughout the year including a Burns Night Ceilidh in January and a Junior Snooker Academy on Mondays as we seek to encourage the next generation,” he said.

New members welcome. Visit www.thesnookerclub.co.uk.

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