Thursday 27 October 2011

Sharps Fishing Tackle

Once upon a time in Arcadia, and especially on a Thursday, you may have visited Sharps on Weedington Road in the district of London known as Gospel Oak.  There, whilst getting your wet battery recharged you would have been able to have put some money aside for the Sharps Christmas Club which allowed loyal customers to save up for a prized rod or reel to give later as a Christmas present.

Sharps moved premises in the early 1960's to their current location of 162 Malden Road London NW5 where Bob Sharp dispenses tackle, bait and wisdom every day of the week except Thursdays and Sundays when he is closed.  Should you wish to purchase fishing tackle on a Thursday and hear more about the history of London's fishing tackle shops over a cup of market tea, milk no sugar, you are welcome to join me at my stall in Spitalfields where I sell Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul between the hours of a half past seven and three o'clock.   On other days of the week you are recommended to visit Mr. Sharp and marvel at his cardboard Efgeeco sign.