Under blue skies the gates of Kempton Park opened to the hoards of dealers, collectors, stylists, yummy mummies and visitors from a far for the Sunbury Antiques Market.
On a stand close to the entrance I found a Milbro Reel box with its retro graphics in clean order printed in blue and black on a white card background. Within the box was an Allcock Stanley Reel, this was a first for me. The reel was in good condition and came with its original leaflet. Its design seemed somewhat cumbersome but a great piece of engineering.
Earlier I had found a few K. P. Morritts reels,a couple of Eaton Sun reels, various pike bungs, a mounted pike head, the usual landing nets and a Holmes three-piece cane rod.
Star find of the morning for me was a beautiful Type 35 Bugatti childs pedal car in gleaming blue paint. See http://www.sunburyantiques.com
Tonight there is a gathering of the Caught By The River Social Club at The Queens Head at the back of Piccadilly, where readings,verse, pictures and film will be spoken and viewed, I hope to be there.