Watsons Northampton Ltd

Do you know of a good traditional fishing tackle shop, past and present.
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Watsons Northampton Ltd

Post by Wagtail » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:50 pm

Last weekend I picked up a cane fly rod upon which is written in ink...

G S Watson (I'm pretty sure it is a 'G')
(Mark .1. Trout Rod)
Watsons Northampton Ltd
272 Wellingborough Road
Northampton

I'm familiar with several (now closed) Northampton tackle shops, plus Gilders on the Wellingborough Road that are still going, but have not heard of Watsons. Does anyone have any information - or better still memories - of the shop?
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