Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Buried Treasure Part 7

The move has unearthed much in the way of buried treasure - it is such a lovely feeling when it is found again, but it has also jogged my failing memory towards treasure that may be lost......or just waiting to be found!

This isn't any old piece of wood, oh no. This is a small piece of the original Redmire Pool dam rail no less - the original rail that the likes of BB, Dick Walker, Dick Kefford, Maurice Ingham, Bob Richards and the like would have leant against in the 1950's during the golden age of carp angling. 

I knew I had it somewhere, but thought it lost - apologies for the poor picture by the way. A gift from a legendary Redmire angler quite a few years ago. It was found, preserved in the water just by the dam where it had fallen. This piece was found by me in a box and could easily have been lost again along with the two ancient Redmire oak leaves (from the Oaks pitch of course!).


The Two Terriers said...

Dickie, are you the Dorset branch of The Natural History Museum?

Caught a trout on Monday but it was freezing and blowing an easterly, raw spring days indeed. You're lucky to have hung on to that piece of rail, if the Boss found that piece of timber it would have gone in the wood burner…


Dickie Straker said...

It feels like it! I can't tell you how many times that bit of rail has nearly gone out or as you say ended up in the fire...a miracle I still have it!! TTFN Dickie