Thursday 29 March 2012

Ogden Smiths - in the City

Once upon a time in Arcadia and particularly on the last Thursday in March, ladies and gentlemen escaping the fustiness of their pokey office buildings might take to the pavements of the City and turn towards The Royal Exchange where a branch of Ogden Smiths awaited them with all manner of angling delights on display.

Today, in the year of Arcadia 2012, known by some as 'the modern world', such a journey would be wasted as Ogden Smiths is very sadly no more and other shops now occupy the space at The Royal Exchange.  However, if you are a lady or a gentleman of the City you are advised to walk in a north-easterly direction and visit me at my stall on Spitalfields Antiques Market where on Thursdays between the hours of a half past seven and three o'clock I summon up the spirit of Ogden Smiths and of all the lost tackle shops of London past by selling Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul.