Thursday 21 November 2013

Catch 'Em Alive-O

Once upon a time in Arcadia in years immediately Post-War ladies and gentlemen of the High Street in search of Fishing Tackle 'For River, Lake and Sea-Fishing' had to go no further than their nearest branch of Woolworth's Stores who were the exclusive stockists of fishing tackle made in Redditch under the name Catch 'Em Alive-O.

Ladies and gentlemen with a working memory of the recent past will note that Woolworth's Stores disappeared from the High Street only in recent years and took with it stock rooms containing neglected and dusty boxes of old Catch 'Em Alive-O fishing tackle.  But mourn ye not, for every Thursday between the hours of 8am and 3pm I keep the memory of Woolworth's Stores Alive-O on my stall in Spitalfields Antiques Market on Commercial Street in the district of London known as E.1 where I sell Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul including many of the unbranded but distinctive designs which were part of the Woolworths/Catch 'Em Alive-O range.   Should be passing you are welcome to browse and converse.  Thank-you.