Saturday, 24 July 2010
RIP Alex Higgins
I recorded these poor quality clips of snooker legend Alex Higgins back in May at a fundraising event in Manchester. It was heartbreaking to see him in this near skeletal condition. Why do I post this here on a Tameside blog? Well actually Alex was a guest of mine and lived in Tameside for many months in the 1990’s. Any staff or customers from the now closed Fox Tavern or Stalybridge Conservative Club will probably have recollections of him because he was a fairly big celebrity in those days. He had an eternal search for the perfect cue - after smashing up his original perfect cue in a rage. He loved old fashioned Conservative Clubs such as the one in Stalybridge because he could try out antique cues and he always claimed the old ones were the best. A sad loss!