Olivers shop in Knebworth

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Re: Olivers shop in Knebworth

Post by Mercman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:48 pm

Tizer....you forgot Charlie Wrews? or Rews in Lordship lane I think...

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Re: Olivers shop in Knebworth

Post by Nobby » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:20 am

Yes he still keeps a profile on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/olivers-of-k ... 1543.l2654

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Re: Olivers shop in Knebworth

Post by Tizer » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:33 pm

Thanks Nobby will have a look,Mercman,yes I did forget about that little shop thanks for reminding me,I remember one day we went in there and he showed us a new material that had just come on the market,he said go on try and rip it,I said no its alright,he said go on see if you can rip it.........................................so I had a go and guess what,I ripped it .Happy days

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Re: Olivers shop in Knebworth

Post by Steve B » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:14 pm

Tizer wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:33 pm
Happy days ,Glad to hear it,next time you go see if you can video him doing his magic whipping, :Chuckle: So is he still selling rod making kits (glass)
Yes still selling the glass glass blanks and the rest..

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Re: Olivers shop in Knebworth

Post by Harry H » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:23 pm

So is this Ted?Image
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Re: Olivers shop in Knebworth

Post by Albert47 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:32 pm

Yes.That is Ted.

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Re: Olivers shop in Knebworth

Post by Aquaerial » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:33 am

Tizer wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:43 pm
Thinking about it ,I was quite lucky (although I didn't know it at the time) I used to use Tottenham tackle centre,Don's of Edmonton,Simpsons of Turnford and Johnson ross of Hoddesdon.
Did you ever meet Dave Brown at Simpsons Tizer? He used to do all their repairs and renewals etc. He and his wife live up here in Thetford now...we call him 'Dave the rod' as he still does a lot of work for the local anglers & fishes my club water. A lovely bloke with a great sense of humour.
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Re: Olivers shop in Knebworth

Post by Tengisgol » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:27 pm

I’ve never heard anything about Ted as a fisherman - did he actually fish much or is/was his rod building/dealership his main interest?

(I did visit Ted once which was magic; he did show me his own shark rod but it looked unused. If you do visit him, it is worth asking to see it as it is a work of art)
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