Thursday, 10 March 2011


Apologies to all those of you who took the trolleybus to Spitalfields today only to discover that unusually my stall was closed for the day.  I will be open as usual next week but in the meantime I beg you to join me in paying homage to 'Tooke's Fishing Tackle Stores' which used to stand at 614 Fulham Road.  Tooke's was closed 'All Day Thursday' each week when the proprietor Mr. W.G Hermon would either go fishing or change the meat feed for his gozzers.  Thursdays then were also a day off for Mr. Stephen Sorrell my good friend from Spitalfields Market and revered dealer in Mid Century and Modern Items of Desire who informed me this morning that he worked at Tooke's as a boy.