Nostalgia: Pair bid for snooker endurance record

History pictures week 34
History pictures week 34

Lurgan’s bid for the world snooker endurance record ended early on a Friday morning in 1985.

Paul Hill (20) and James Clydesdale (19) hung up their cues after 93 hours at the table.

But their attempt raised an astonishing £1,500 for the Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association.

Beginning at 11am on the Monday morning Paul and James started their bid and they managed to get through four days and four nights.

However by Friday morning, their bodies were racked with exhaustion and they simply could not continue.

The world record was 183 hours.