Thursday 24 March 2011

Rudd's Fishing Tackle Stores

Once upon a time in Arcadia and especially on a Thursday, gentlemen short on gentles could visit Rudd's Fishing Tackle Stores which stood at 7 Devonshire Street, Bishopsgate in the district of London E.C.2, directly opposite Liverpool Street Station.  Rudd's sold 'Everything the Angler Required' from rods, reels, gut, lines and floats to extra large hemp, all at the lowest prices.  Their tackle was sold in a rather fine Manila brown envelope with the details of the Stores printed on the front in red ink.  Should you find yourself short of gentles on a Thursday you will be disappointed to discover that Rudd's has been shut for many years, but hopefully cheered by the fact that by walking a little further up Brushfield Street you will come to my stall at Spitalfields Antiques Market where I can direct you to the nearest Maggot Vending Machine.