Collins Webber Langwade at the billiard table c1925.
At age 15 Collins Langwade entered the service of Messrs Nicholls and Campbell as a
billiard marker at Fiddaman's Hotel.
He became Hotel Manager 1942 - 1955, having served in WW1
At some time he played an exhibition billiards match against Walter Inman who was a
national champion of the time.
In 1953 Mr Langwade said of trade ...''it did not compare
with that of the good old days......Prices are about three times higher than they were and
people just have not got the money to spend.'' Mr Langwade remembered when gin and
whiskey could be had for 4d a glass and a beer was 4d a pint
Thanks to Michael Langwade for the further information and image.