Fullwood Tyres - Anthony (Tony) Fullwood

James Treen Fullwood; his family and the business he founded
By David Fullwood

Anthony (Tony) Fullwood

My father Tony, after his father Frederick died, took over the running of his father's Ironmongery business located on Newhampton Road West in Wolverhampton.

Tony Fullwood had two interests in his life apart from his family and running the business. One was playing league snooker for Whitmore Reans Conservative Club and secondly he was a musician enjoying dance and big band music playing the trumpet.

Tony held a West Midlands Billiards & Snooker league record for not losing a single match within in a season and continuously for several matches into the next season. Tony also several times represented Wolverhampton "A" snooker team in inter-town competitions.

Anthony Fullwood.

Tony Fullwood standing in the entrance to the shop.
Whitmore Reans C.C. second team with Tony Fullwood (my father) at the back on the extreme right.

In front of him on the right is Vic Bartlem who was Chairman of the West Midlands Billiards and Snooker League and a qualified referee who appeared on BBC's Pot Black series.

Tony Fullwood on trumpet playing in the " Band Box Junior Student Orchestra".

They were competing and winning the class "B" Dance Band Competition sponsored by the Melody Maker.

This competition was held at the Grand Casino Birmingham in 1953.

Tony Fullwood playing  trumpet in John Wheeler's band.

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