Friday, 28 January 2011


A day of gun metal cold at Spitalfields yesterday but spirits were warmed by good conversation and the contents of a box found in a loft in a house in the South of London.  Kindly brought to the stall for me to purchase the box held a collection of well used 'user' reels from the workshops of Allcock and J.W. Young of Redditch and Strikeright of Hounslow.  Some of them are pictured here, a 1955 Allcock Aerial, a 1960 Trudex and a 1950's Featherflo.