LAA Handbook Sowerbutts advert.

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LAA Handbook Sowerbutts advert.

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This is the back cover of a 1942 London Anglers Association handbook.
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If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
John Bickerdyke.

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I would imagine there were a lot of wives selling their husbands tackle while they were away. Money was short and no doubt Sowerbutts will have picked up on that fact and realised there was a few bob extra to be made from this war. Doomsday profiteering just like the face mask and hand sanitiser sellers of today.

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This was not a new experience.During the Great War so many men were killed and never returned! The tackle trade lost workers and customers at a stroke; so many retails never lasted the duration of the war .Sowerbutts must have been well aware of this and secondhand fishing tackle has a demand always. After the 1939-- 45 war shortage of all materials was to last into the 1950s. Dealerships advertised this freely in their catalogs which were also subject to restrictive paper/pulp availability. TAX.... well luxuary goods had their own neiche....Tony

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It was Mrs. Sowerbutt who gave Jack Hargreaves his 'poacher's rod' when he was setting off to war in the Army...which was probably made for a serviceman anyway.

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So sad the with crazy London property prices the wonderful range of specialist business like Sowerbutts in that area have been replaced by multi million £ flats

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Ian.R.McDonald wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:57 pm So sad the with crazy London property prices the wonderful range of specialist business like Sowerbutts in that area have been replaced by multi million £ flats

Conservative led Westminster Council tax rises did for a few more old family firms too. Dame Shirley Porter in charge. Then she legged it to Israel to avoid a jerrymandering investigation, her suitcases stuffed with jewellery and gold. I saw her take several such trips through Heathrow.

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The nice but nothing exceptional semi in the east end where I grew up was sold recently by the current owners for 1.3 million £.

I remember my Dad telling me that the person at the bank who set up the mortgage for the £1700 they paid to be cautious as they were unlikely to see an increase in value.

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Good morning,
I have just read this post, always interesting to read about old tackle shops.
I remember the story of that rod by Jack Hargreaves, it was at the start of "The Turks Pond"
This is the shop now.
I must pop in for a bite to eat and reminice..

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