Image: Horace Lindrum enjoys a Christmas Party with the Tottenham Hotspurs

Compere “Whispering Ted Lowe”

The “Legend of the Lindrums” is world renowned. It spans four generations and the records on Billiards and Snooker will forever contain the achievements of this remarkable family.

I have a special affinity with the fourth member of this exceptional family. When Horace Lindrum married his English love, Joy white, at St Martin-in-the Fields London in July 1949 I was best man. At a very early age, Horace achieved brilliance at Billiards. He pioneered Snooker with extensive travelling to remote corners of the globe and created Records at both games sufficient to fill books.

He popularised Pool and “Crowned” All by being the first overseas player to capture the World Professional Snooker Championship Title from the British in 1952.

Horace was able to leave his business interests and arrangements to Joy. An accomplished writer and organiser, Joy ghosted his many books, and together they brought up two lovely daughters.

Ted Lowe
Published in London 1979

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