Fishing Gazette 1885. Mr Allcock

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Fishing Gazette 1885. Mr Allcock

Post by Cane » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:43 am

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I thought that this might interest those interested in the history of the Allcock company.
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Re: Fishing Gazette 1885. Mr Allcock

Post by Pallenpool » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:44 am

Fantastic slice of history - and an interesting read - thanks for posting.

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Re: Fishing Gazette 1885. Mr Allcock

Post by Mick » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:06 am

Very interesting read. Great post. Thanks!!! Just out of interest, where did you come across it?

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Re: Fishing Gazette 1885. Mr Allcock

Post by Cane » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:33 am

Mick wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:06 am
Very interesting read. Great post. Thanks!!! Just out of interest, where did you come across it?
I have that particular gazette in my collection of newspapers from various times. I bought that one at a fishing fair. The advertisements and answers to correspondents are interesting too.
I wasn’t aware, for example, that the great Colonel Hawker ( of early 19th century shooting fame), also made, or more likely gave his name to, tackle “For spinning the natural minnow.”
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Re: Fishing Gazette 1885. Mr Allcock

Post by Liphook » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:23 pm

Very interesting. Thanks for posting Cane :Hat:

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Re: Fishing Gazette 1885. Mr Allcock

Post by Nobby » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:42 pm

Allcock, Laight & Co. became Allcock, Laight & Westwood. Whilst researching them I found an unsolved murder mystery! I say 'unsolved' but it seems clear who dunnit......

Towards the end of this blog entry:

https://nobbystackle.wordpress.com/2015 ... beginning/

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