Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Return Via Kempton to the Lost Fishing Tackle Factory in 1934

Found at Kempton yesterday morning in the half light of the year 2016, a Kelly's Directory for London for the year 1934.  Amongst the 3786 pages a list of Fishing Tackle Makers, Fishing Rod Makers, Dlr's (Dealers) and Stores - Departmental and significantly the name Hessin T. & Co. Ashleigh Works, Redditch, whose abandoned factory I had the privilege to walk round five years ago.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

May Izaak Be Your Pilot

Nestling in Old Friends a pair of Allcocks "Fishing Gazette" Floats and a quantity of Pilot Floats. For immediate sale and guaranteed to go under before the month is out. 


Friday, 21 October 2016

The Draught Horse

Delighted to be working with my good friend Jack Sellen supplying items of wonder for the fit-out of his public-house-in-a-horse-box 'The Draught Horse' which will be taking to the roads and by-ways next year.  You can read more about the progress of the build over the coming weeks and months here.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

From the Hardy Warehouse

Originally despatched from the Hardy Bros. Warehouse at their London and North British Works in Alnwick and bought in recent days in the early light of Kempton and elsewhere a Hardy Exalta and a Hardy Perfect, both for immediate sale to ladies or gentlemen who may be passing by the old glass windows of my website.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

In the Shop Window and Elsewhere-in-Arcadia

Bought recently from a seaside town of many chimney pots and for immediate sale 'In the Shop Window' of my stall-on-a-virtual-b-road, a rare and possibly unique Hook Salesman's Wallet from W. Woodfield & Sons of Redditch dating from the late Victorian Era. Along with a number of old London fishing tackle shop catalogues in the cardboard-box-under-the-counter-Madam, you-only-need-ask and some close ups of two reels bought from a gentleman in the vaults of town earlier this week and which are for immediate sale at 'Just in, Sir'.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Just in, Sir!

Delivery has been taken by covered motor lorry of a quantity of Between-the-Wars & Post-War British Reels from the likes of Allcock, Farlow and J. Bernard & Son.  A selection are for immediate sale along with a number of other items which have been reduced in price to clear at the warehouse of soul also known as 'Just in, Sir'  which may be found on the virtual b-road