A Little Time Capsule.

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A Little Time Capsule.

Post by Tonytoned » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:37 pm

Hello There

On Saturday I won a lot at Netherhampton Sporting Auction. A box of Reels, tackle boxes, floats etc. I still have a few tackle boxes to go through, but I mainly got this to use some of the tackle, boxes and obviously the reels. But when I opened this Stewart's box it was like a little time capsule.

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Who owned the tackle? I also found a name on a membership card for Ongar & District Angling Society. Mr I.F or J.F Robins.... Does anybody belong to or know of the club, they are still going (found online) and have been so for a while, formed in 1948.

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Here is some of the contents. Notice the the big Swan quill "The Wave Rider"

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My quandary is.... Do I leave it as it is, or do I sort through and use some of the tackle. :Hide:
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Re: A little time capsule.

Post by Marc » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:41 pm

Use the tackle. To much is (and I’m as guilty as anyone) hung on walls, stuffed in cupboards or bags. It was made to be used and should be. A wonderful find, I hope it brings you years of joy.
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Re: A little time capsule.

Post by Gobio Gobio » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:46 pm

I was going to go but I landed up with a cracked car wheel so didnt want to risk the long trip for me.

Very nice, I like to keep things as they are when I find them. I like to think that whoever put something together would like them left together.
I almost see it as bad luck if I seperate items.

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Re: A little time capsule.

Post by Tonytoned » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:22 pm

Marc wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Use the tackle. To much is (and I’m as guilty as anyone) hung on walls, stuffed in cupboards or bags. It was made to be used and should be. A wonderful find, I hope it brings you years of joy.
Thank you Marc. I probably will use it at some point.

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Re: A little time capsule.

Post by Tonytoned » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:23 pm

Gobio Gobio wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:46 pm
I was going to go but I landed up with a cracked car wheel so didnt want to risk the long trip for me.

Very nice, I like to keep things as they are when I find them. I like to think that whoever put something together would like them left together.
I almost see it as bad luck if I seperate items.
Thank you Paul. PM Sent. :Hat:

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Re: A little time capsule.

Post by Harry » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:10 pm

I'm a member of ODAS, have been since I moved there 1983.... I cannot recognise the name and going by the tackle and the handwriting it looks to have belonged to a member of a certain age.... Ongar are still going strong and have a couple of lovely waters, I still fish them regularly....
I will ask some of our older members if they know of the chap... A nice find Sir... :Hat:

Addendum....
Looking at the membership card it is before I joined the club as it wasn't affiliated to the LAA when I joined and I don't recognise the design of the membership card....

I will ask some of the older members if they know of the chap...!
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Re: A little time capsule.

Post by Tonytoned » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:29 pm

Harry wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:10 pm
I'm a member of ODAS, have been since I moved there 1983.... I cannot recognise the name and going by the tackle and the handwriting it looks to have belonged to a member of a certain age.... Ongar are still going strong and have a couple of lovely waters, I still fish them regularly....
I will ask some of our older members if they know of the chap... A nice find Sir... :Hat:

Addendum....
Looking at the membership card it is before I joined the club as it wasn't affiliated to the LAA when I joined and I don't recognise the design of the membership card....

I will ask some of the older members if they know of the chap...!
Thank you very much Harry. I feel I should leave the tackle box as is. It is a shame the season date on the card wasn't filled out. But at least we now it's possibly before the millennium.

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Re: A little time capsule.

Post by Tonytoned » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:55 pm

The address reads as
Whyd-n-am. Hay Green Lane. Doddinghurst near Brentwood - Essex

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