Wednesday, June 17, 2020

So farewell then Willie Thorne

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Goodbye to a great Leicester sportsman. 

In the days when Leicester Chess Club met at the Willie Thorne Snooker Centre, which was housed in the old city council offices in Charles Street, it had by far the best premises in the county league.

I am so old I remember when Willie Thorne had hair, was obviously hugely talented but could not win a frame on television.


Frank Little said...

Did the Thorne parents not put up Alex Higgins when he was just starting out on the circuit? I seem to remember tales of all-night sessions on the snooker table involving Willie and the Hurricane.

Mark Cox said...

Spent many lunchtimes at Osborne's in Silver Street Leicester where this picture was taken