HIS­TORY REWRITTEN

Cheshire Life - - Homes & Interiors -

This rare solid sil­ver an­tique snuff­box sheds more light on the late 19th cen­tury his­tory of Ch­ester Golf Club, which pre­vi­ously dated to 1901. How­ever, the box, made by the Birm­ing­ham sil­ver­smiths Ge­orge Unite & Sons, is hall­marked Birm­ing­ham 1878 and en­graved ‘Ch­ester Golf Club May 21st 1896’, ap­par­ently con­firm­ing the ori­gins of the club, now thought to date back to 1891 when it was lo­cated at Sealand. It was also re­ferred to as the ‘Con­nah’s Quay Golf Club’ or, ac­cord­ing to the 1905 Nis­bet’s Golf Year­book, the ‘Cheshire Golf Club’. The snuff­box, thought to have been a gift to a club mem­ber, is priced at £565 and will be on sale with dealer Clive Phillips of Acorn An­tiques at the Ch­ester An­tiques Fair. It runs at Ch­ester Race­course from Oc­to­ber 11-14. Ad­mis­sion is £5 but or­gan­is­ers Pen­man Fairs of­fer read­ers two tick­ets for the price of one on pro­duc­tion of a copy of this mag­a­zine.

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