On a wet and windy Saturday afternoon, high above the Thames on Southwark Bridge, Caught by the River, at the invitation of the ‘Feast on the Bridge’, underlined once again the connection between angling history and ’70’s reggae.
Between tellings of Thames myths & legend, delivered by three of the best dressed anglers in town, the equally dapper Mr Richard Norris played a selection of piscine platters from, amongst others, The Memory Band, Bernard Cribbins and, of course, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and The Congos. It made for an entertaining afternoon and we’d like to thank everyone that spent time with us and also visited John Andrews’ brilliant ‘Miniature Museum of Thames Angling History’.
A particular mention must go to Caught by the River readers Geraldine & Dean who came all the way down from Newark, Notts, especially to see us. Next time it’s my round, ok?
Our next event is at the Rough Trade shop in London’s Brick Lane, on September 21st (CBTR, 30th August). Hope to see you there.
(r) John Andrews
(l-r, Luke Jennings, Jon Berry, John Andrews)(Richard Norris)
thanks to Neil Thomson for the pics.
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