Thursday 31 May 2012

Ogden Smiths of Croydon

Once upon a time in Arcadia, and especially on a Thursday, ladies and gentlemen at large in the aerodrome district of Croydon could call in at Ogden Smith and gaze thereupon fishing tackle.  Should you find yourself in that outlying area of London today you may pass the site of the aerodrome but you will not be able to find the premises of Ogden Smith as they have sadly closed down.

Instead, you are advised to travel swiftly by bi-plane, on foot or by Underground Railway to the district of London known as Spitalfields, where, between the new market regulation hours of 8am until such time as I deem fit to pack up and go for a glass of Dickens Lemonade, I sell Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul.