Friday 16 September 2011 10.24am
Thanks for that, Andrew. It was great watching it again. I remember the series from the first time around, but thought it was earlier than 1985. A classic case of the memory playing tricks. I didn't see the whole episodes back then, so I was delighted to see this time that the mosaics from the Chaucer Library had been preserved. I wonder what happened to the stained glass windows?
I remember going back to the Old Kent Road
in around 1988, by which time 'Mick the Fish' from the tackle shop, had passed away. I went looking for him only to discover that the tackle shop had become a mini cab office. I then found another tackle shop at the top end of East Street, (Sothwark Angling Centre,) which has now also gone and the guy there told me that Mick had died of a heart attack, having never recovered from the premature death of his wife. Very sad. I remember the original tackle shop Mick mentioned in the clip, when it was run by Bill Sherman,in East Street. It was opposite my old street, Minnow Street, (now Minnow Walk.) It then moved just around the corner in to the Old Kent Road
in around 1959. Then it moved again to its final site further up. Sorry to drag you all kicking and screaming down Memory Lane.