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Billiards Trophy S.Bank & Normanby GasCo
. . . . by Harry Greenmon   sent 3rd October 2016

I have found an item for sale on eBay which might provide an interesting item for our website.
   If worthwhile then there are several photos on the website.
Regards,
             ---- Harry Greenmon (Normanby LHG) ---
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[WebMaster: I contacted the eBay seller David Copland.
   He said that he had bought the trophy recently at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn but that it had needed cleaning up a bit.
   David readily agreed for us to use his photos (opposite) and information from his auction entry - an extract follows.]

   ''Superb George V sterling silver billiards trophy cup with list of winners between 1930 & 1961.
   The trophy is engraved with a heading followed by a list of winners:-
'BILLIARD CUP Presented by THE DIRECTORS
of the SOUTH BANK & NORMANBY GAS CO. 1930
     WON BY
1930 R.H. DUXBURY
1931 J.W. TODD
1932 A.D. DUXBURY
1933 A.E. HOLMES
1934 J. CHILDERHOUSE
1935 R. BARK
1936 D. SIMONS
1937 W.B. BARKER
1938 J. STAINTHORPE
1939 W.C. ASHLING
1940 O.W. SUDRON
1941 J.R. CLEATOR
1942 A.E. HOLMES
1943 R.H. DUXBURY
1944 R. BARK
1945 H. HEALEY

1946 R. INGLEDEW
1947 J. FIRMSTONE
1948 A. JACKSON
1949 R.L. MOODY
1950 T. COLLINS
1951 E. HASTINGS
1952 C. MAGSON

1953 T. COLLINS
1954 R. HOLLIDAY
1955 I.W. BARKER
1956 J.R. CLEATOR
1957 I.W. BARKER
1958 R.L. MOODY
1959 P. LOO
1960 J. WALKER
1961 D. DAVIES'

Weight: 256 gm.
Height: 200 mm. Diameter of rim: 100 mm. Diameter of base: 90 mm.
Hall Mark: London 1929.
Maker's Mark: Robert Pringle & Sons.''
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[WebMaster: From Bulmer's Directory of 1890:-
  'Normanby - Miscellany of trades -
    - Nixon William, secretary, South Bank and Normanby
                          Gas Light Co., Normanby road.'

   Apparently the company was founded in 1865 and went through various names until it closed in 1960s.]
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Follow up by Eric Barker on 22 March 2017
 Hello,
   Just to say that the S.Bank & Normanby Gas Co trophy records that my uncle 'Ike' (Isaac William Barker) won the trophy twice (in 1955 and 1957).
   I had no idea until I read the item on your Message Board.
      --------Regards, Eric Barker (Stoke)-------
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   If you know any more about this company, the trophy or its winners -
                  - then please Contact us !






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