Help us find darts link

In a newspaper over Christmas there was an article re a proposed new design of a dartboard .

The article states that the present design is attributed to Thomas Buckle a 19th Century iron worker from Dewsbury.

I was born in Dewsbury and have lived in the area for 84 years and had never heard this. Did you know about it?

Roy Garthwaite

Stone House

Pinfold Lane


EDITOR’S NOTE: According to the article darts historian Patrick Chaplin traced the numbering that we are familiar with on today’s dartboards to Thomas Buckle. His online history of darts states: “1913 - Dewsbury wire-worker Thomas Buckle takes a London Fives Board, increases the number of segments to twenty, thereby creating the numbering sequence we know today and inventing the Yorkshire Board.”

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