Glasses of Victory Gin and Pots of Assam Drunk Trawlerman Style raised in thanks to Annunciata Walton and Victoria Marston for the kind mention of The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair in the Town & Country Notebook 'Unmissable Events' in this week's issue of Country Life. Available from news vendors, street corner kiosks and railway station concourses everywhere.
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Thursday, 27 October 2016
The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair - Sunday 13th November
Across all postal districts of Arcadia street corner urchins cheer, trumpets sound and dogs bark for Fallon's Angler and Caught by the River who have both included the handbill for the forthcoming National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair in their newsletters of this week. You may subscribe to both on their respective home pages. An extra glass of Victory Gin is raised to Caught by the River who have today included a small piece on the Fair on their pages.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Return Via Kempton to the Lost Fishing Tackle Factory in 1934
Found at Kempton yesterday morning in the half light of the year 2016, a Kelly's Directory for London for the year 1934. Amongst the 3786 pages a list of Fishing Tackle Makers, Fishing Rod Makers, Dlr's (Dealers) and Stores - Departmental and significantly the name Hessin T. & Co. Ashleigh Works, Redditch, whose abandoned factory I had the privilege to walk round five years ago.
Saturday, 22 October 2016
May Izaak Be Your Pilot
Nestling in Old Friends a pair of Allcocks "Fishing Gazette" Floats and a quantity of Pilot Floats. For immediate sale and guaranteed to go under before the month is out.
Friday, 21 October 2016
The Draught Horse
Delighted to be working with my good friend Jack Sellen supplying items of wonder for the fit-out of his public-house-in-a-horse-box 'The Draught Horse' which will be taking to the roads and by-ways next year. You can read more about the progress of the build over the coming weeks and months here.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
From the Hardy Warehouse
Originally despatched from the Hardy Bros. Warehouse at their London and North British Works in Alnwick and bought in recent days in the early light of Kempton and elsewhere a Hardy Exalta and a Hardy Perfect, both for immediate sale to ladies or gentlemen who may be passing by the old glass windows of my website.
Thursday, 6 October 2016
In the Shop Window and Elsewhere-in-Arcadia
Bought recently from a seaside town of many chimney pots and for immediate sale 'In the Shop Window' of my stall-on-a-virtual-b-road www.andrewsofarcadia.com, a rare and possibly unique Hook Salesman's Wallet from W. Woodfield & Sons of Redditch dating from the late Victorian Era. Along with a number of old London fishing tackle shop catalogues in the cardboard-box-under-the-counter-Madam, you-only-need-ask and some close ups of two reels bought from a gentleman in the vaults of town earlier this week and which are for immediate sale at 'Just in, Sir'.
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