Across mansion blocks in all Arcadia trumpets sound, Elgar is on the radio, cabbage is boiled and chipped Coronation mugs of Victory Gin are drunk by the gallon to mark a triumphant return to The Abbey Stadium in Redditch for yesterday's National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair. Thanks to all those who supported the fair in advance, grafted at, stalled out and came through the gate on the day you made it a joyful riot. The next National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair will take place on Sunday 13th May 2018. All enquiries to the field telephone number 07980 274 383. Thank-you.
Monday, 20 November 2017
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Chipped Coronation mugs of Victory Gin are raised in thanks to Matt Sparkes who has very kindly given this Sunday's National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair a special mention on his 'Historic Moments' page in this week's Angler's Mail (cover date 14th November) where you may also read of a seminal angling match between Efgeeco and K.P. Morritt which took place on the River Kennet in early 1965.
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Trumpets sound and flags are put out for Joan Porter who has featured the forthcoming National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair on the Fairs & Markets page in this week's issue (No. 2316 Nov 11th) of Antiques Trade Gazette.
Friday, 3 November 2017
Monday, 21 August 2017
With the imminent closure of the Kingsley, The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair returns to a 'new' venue, its old home The Abbey Stadium on the Birmingham Road in Redditch on Sunday 19th November 2017. All enquiries to me on Field Telephone Number 07980 274 383.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
All roads lead westwards to Port Eliot Festival where from tomorrow at around a half past three in the afternoon shortly after my good friend Parker, the legendary band leader of the Arcadia 78RPM Orchestra, performs the ceremony of the playing of the first record in the Caught by the River Tent until early on Sunday evening I shall be executing my humble duties as Master of Ceremonies on the Caught by the River Stage introducing the most spectacular array of the most splendid literary and artistic works yet seen or heard on a festival stage this year. There are delights and wonders many. A full line-up and stage times for the Caught by the River Stage may be seen here. If you are taking the tarmacadam or iron road to St. Germans I look forward to your good company.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Ladies and gentlemen, on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July in this the Year of Our Lord and Other Storms 2017 I shall be stalling out in the cool shade of the bar of Ludlow Racecourse as part of the sideshow of dealers alongside Mullock's Auction of Antique & Modern Fishing Tackle and Related Items. I will have two tables be-clothed and full of delights known truly as Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul. Should you be taking the road over the top of Clee Hill I look forward to your good company over a cup of tea brewed from the waters of the Lud. Thank-you.