Thursday, 5 June 2014

On Prince Albert Street

Once upon a time in Arcadia, and most probably on a Thursday in early June, ladies and gentlemen abroad on the streets of Brighton in search of bait or repairs would hurry along to Prince Albert Street, where, at Number 5, G.T. Butler (Practical Angler and Member of Brighton, Hove & Excelsior Angling Club) had been running his Fishing Tackle Stores for over 38 Years.  In this time Butler's had become 'A Noted House for Bait' and 'All Kinds of Sea and River Tackle'.  The latter was sold in small  paper bags such as the one below.

Should you be a lady or a gentleman abroad on the streets of Brighton in search of 'All Kinds of Sea and River Tackle' on this the first Thursday of June 2014, you are advised to take the Iron Road from Brighton to London Victoria and from there the Underground Railway to Liverpool Street, from where, after a short walk of 5 minutes you will find yourself at my stall in Spitalfields Antiques Market on Commercial Street at which on Thursdays only between the hours of 8am and 3, I sell Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul in Paper Bags.  Thank-you.