Thursday 23 June 2011

E. Eggington & Sons

Once Upon a Time in Arcadia and especially on a Thursday when the Underground Northern Line was working ladies and gentlemen with a desire to look at some Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul could travel to the district known as Merton and visit E. Eggington & Sons, whose telephone number was Liberty 3190.  Eggington's were makers of some fine roach fishing rods and supplied the rod used by the late Bill Penney for his capture of the World's Record Brace of Roach from Lambeth Reservoir.

Sadly, Eggingtons' is no more and should you make it to the end of the Northern Line you will find this out for yourself.  However, you are welcome to take the Central Line to Liverpool Street on a Thursday where after a short walk along Brushfield Street you will find me selling Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul at Spitalfields Market.  You are welcome to telephone me in advance on Arcadia 274 383 or simply turn up where you may find me in conversation with any number of the old great Roach anglers of East London, many of whom remember the great Bill Penney and are never short of a tale or two.