In the sport of snooker a 147 break is the ultimate, and even in the world of department stores to reach 147 is some feet! Well, we're not done yet, we're going on to the next frame and hoping for another 147 to come!

We've been serving the people of Sheffield and South Yorkshire for generations, and we've certainly become part of the Sheffield landscape. A city famous for steel, for down to earth people, for sport, and since the World Championships moved to the Crucible in 1977 snooker too.

There's been plenty of great matches and iconic moments over the years, both at the crucible and here at Atkinsons. From 'that' final between Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor, to our own building being decimated during the Sheffield Blitz and the great spirit of recovery shown by Sheffielders after that time. Throughout all the changes in between there's been one constant, a family-run independent department store on The Moor, Sheffield, called Atkinsions.

And, to help us celebrate reaching our 147, who better than snooker legend Jimmy White? Six-time Crucible finalist and 'People's Champion'. It was a pleasure to have Jimmy in store on Good Friday, a true gentleman, Jimmy was good enough to have a few frames with some of you, our valued customers on a full sized snooker table.

Jimmy took on all comers with a prize of a signed cue for the customer able to knock up the highest break. You can see a selection of photos and a video from the day below. See more by visiting our Facebook page by clicking here.

Jimmy Bags a Bargain

Jimmy Bags a Bargain

Jimmy discovered the new menswear department in store and bagged himself a bargain in our Spring Sale.

Top Break Winner

Our Top Break Winner

Well done to Chris, the winner of Jimmy's signed cue after securing the biggest break on the day.

147 Birthday Cake

A Piece of Cake

The wonderful snooker cake, made for us by Debra Thackery, it tasted as good as it looked!

We'd like to take this moment to thank our customers, past, present, and future for the great support and affection you've shown for our independent store over the years. We hope we'll have the opportunity to continue serving you for many more years to come.