Andrews of Arcadia: Writer-meets-Dealer, Lost Historian and Purveyor of Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul.
Saturday 13 November 2010
The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair
No Saturday trip to Wimbledon Car Boot today, instead a lie-in and shameless self promotion via mobile telephone on BBC Hereford and Worcester to tell the good people of that corner of the kingdom about next Sunday's National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair, a riot of vintage tackle dealers that takes place at the Speedway sounding Abbey Stadium Sports Centre in Redditch. The doors open at 9am, Mr Samuel Guyatt will have his tea and burger van fired up well before then so come, be British, and start queueing. If you arrive a day early Arcadia recommends an exhibition about how the town of Redditch became the spiritual home of our fishing tackle manufacturing industry at the nearby Forge Mill Museum - www.forgemill.org.uk,