Thursday 30 August 2012

Eaton & Deller 6 & 7 Crooked Lane

Once upon a time in Arcadia and most notably upon the day of the week known as Thursday, ladies and gentlemen finding themselves at a loss near London Bridge would make haste to 6 & 7 Crooked Lane where they could ring the bell at the Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Eaton and Deller, who even in the Edwardian era had been 'Established Two Centuries'.

Should you be a lady or a gentleman and find yourself at a loss near London Bridge on the day of the week known as a Thursday do not fret for although the premises of Eaton and Deller have long since closed their doors and indeed the street known as Crooked Lane has vanished from the map you are welcome to make haste to my stall at Spitalfields Antiques Market, where on quiet days it feels like I, too, have been established and indeed stalled out waiting for a customer for over two centuries.  There, I sell Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul or Tackle for Sea and River Fishing as Eaton and Deller once called it.