Saturday 10 December 2016

The Holy Tablet of Kempton Park

My latest column for the bi-monthly Classic Angling Magazine is out now.  I have been writing a column for Classic Angling for every issue since January 2003.  This one dwells on a 1934 Kelly's Post Office London Directory that I bought in the half light of a late autumn dawn at Kempton and which consists of 3786 pages, 'a vessel that transports you on a voyage of perception, blown along by the breath of doors opening and closing on old shops; where one is borne aloft by the shouts of obsolete traders: the accordion pleaters, bill poster contractors, chimney sweepers, dung merchants and pencil makers.'  You may subscribe to Classic Angling by going to the subscription page on their website.