In kitchens and parlours across Arcadia pantry floors have been emptied of bottles of Ordinary; kettles have been boiled; flags have been put out; cats and dogs have been kissed and Elgar is of course on the radiogram for in this week's issue of Country Life (February 10th) you can read about the day my good friend the esteemed writer; angler and gentleman David Profumo spent on the stall: 'The day I visited one chap brought him a bag of courgettes; another bore news of bass movements off Dungeness and a Japanese tourist was haggling over a (japanned) box of gut-eyed flies'.
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Bought recently and for immediate sale on my website to a lady or a gentleman with a fireside thirst a set of four ABU Whisky Tumblers dating from the year 1967 when the ABU Droppen was released. Each of the glasses features an embossed ABU lure: The Droppen; The Hi-Lo; The Toby and The Abu-Fly. These would have been given as gifts by the company to Tackle Shop owners of the time.
Friday, 22 January 2016
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Bought very recently from two different sources two extremely rare Bailiff's Badges one for the Vauxhall Motors Angling Club dating from around 1949 and the other for the Civil Service Angling Society dating from between the wars. Both for immediate sale to any gentleman or lady with wide lapels and broad shoulders down the alleyway lit by gas also known as my website.
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Friday, 8 January 2016
The flags were put out and the urn ran dry for all those heroes and heroines who trekked to the stall yesterday including the gentleman who came by metal bird from New Zealand. I shall be back on the stall next Thursday and look forward again to your very good company.