I came across this 'new' (2018) website today and it is truly fascinating. It has a history of all the major British table manufacturers and the people involved. There is a really good page about Bar Billiards Ltd of Ascot.
Five years ago already! I knew of the proposed meeting and talked to Ivor Champion about the game's history.
Our views were diametrically opposed as I agreed David Gill started the Jelks lineage, but not that they were the first tables in the UK. I have always believed East Anglian narrow tables (same slates as Billard Russe) predated the standard width ones. Why else would Sams have made both widths when they copied the Jelks configuration? There are earlier narrow tables about than the Sams variety and Sams were in Hoddesden, so in a position to see both. The 1934 story does not explain snookerette (see link) either who were trading around then.
Inventor of the Triangles version of Bar Billiards. Highest England away aggregate 2013 and 2014, 10 - 0 last 10 England singles legs, seventh reserve 2015. Jersey Qtr final 2014, 2015, 2016 - Guernsey Plate Winner 2014, Main Final 2015, 2017. First person to have won both AEBBA and E.A.four pin opens.