Once upon a time in Arcadia in the Year of Our Lord and Other Rationing 1948, ladies and gentlemen abroad in London in the final two weeks of the coarse fishing season could telephone Harrow 0119 and request a pint or two of 'The Largest Maggots in London'. Such was the claim made of their stock by F.J Young of Station Road, latterly more widely known as Youngs of Harrow.
Should you be a lady or a gentleman abroad on the streets of London or nearby Subtopia and be in search of The Largest Maggots in London with which to fish in these the final two weeks/week of the coarse season you are kindly advised to call me on Field Telephone 07980 274 383 where I might inform you of the location of dealers who even in this the Year of Our Lord and Other Ordeals 2014 will sell you 'The Largest Maggots in London'. You may also like to know that on occasion, and today is such, I sell containers for maggots in the classic form of the post-war aluminium or the old fashioned modern Efgeeco plastic tub and that you may buy either from my stall at Spitalfields Antiques Market where on Thursdays only between the hours of 8am and 3pm I sell Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul. Thank-you.