Wednesday 17 July 2013

High-Grade Anglers' Specialities

Once upon a time in Arcadia, ladies and gentlemen fed up with the heat could repair to the shade and over a glass of chilled porter or red lemonade order themselves some "High-Grade Anglers' Specialities" directly from the makers: The Redditch Manufacturing Company who were based at Gresham Works in the town of Redditch.  Most orders were sent by telegram using the address "Gresham Works" Redditch and despatched by return.

Should you be a lady or a gentleman fed up with the heat in this, the year of our Lord and other Woes 2013,  you are invited to venture in the direction of my stall which is open on *THURSDAYS ONLY* at Spitalfields Antiques Market on Commercial Street in the district of London known as E.1, between the hours of 8am until 3pm.  I carry with me for sale to regulars and passers-by a wealth of High-Grade Anglers' Specialities some of which have been rescued directly from makers whose premises long ago closed down.