Saturday 26 February 2011

Mr. Baron Nahum meets the Hayes and Harlington Upstream

Found in an angler's scrapbook on the outskirts of Arcadia yesterday, this photograph of the owner, a member of the famous Hayes and Harlington Angling Club, fishing on the River Kennet in the early 1950's.  The angler came from a fourth generation family of fruit and veg dealers at the old Covent Garden Market.  The gentleman behind the lens was Baron Nahum, official photographer for the Sadler's Wells Ballet, and a member of the notorious drinkers the Thursday Club who, once a week, used to haunt an upstairs room of Wheeler's Restaurant in Soho.   The tale of how I came to find the scrapbook via the stall and a co-incidental story behind it will be told next Wednesday.