The windows looking into Frames Snooker Club are fixed in the steady stare of Queen Victoria’s statue from across Parade road. However, the curtains were drawn, veiling the club’s goings-on inside from her stony gaze.
I met Sati as he was opening up the club late on Sunday morning. Sati runs the club and is also a keen snooker player.
Sati told me that the club is nearly 100 years old and that the space hosts pool and snooker league games. Players and teams who practice on the dozen tables at Frames have gone on to win prizes and trophies – some of which were displayed at the club.
I told Sati about what I was doing and he gave the assemblage a snooker club membership card and then sent me to see brothers Lon and Liam at The Railway. Sati said that The Railway have their own snooker team who like competing against the teams from Frames.