Pictures of Cheshunt

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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Len Arbery » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:33 pm

Hello All,

Never having been a member of the Red Spinners I didn't have the privilege of ever seeing Cheshunt. There are, however, amongst my collection a few relevant photographs, either given me by Gerry Berth-Jones or passed on to me after the sad passing of Bill Keal and, years later, Alec Lewis, by Alec's widow, Margaret.

This photo, therefore, may be of some interest:

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It shows Bill Keal outside the Cheshunt hut, which I believe he shared with Alec Lewis. (Probably the same hut shown in one of the previous pictures).

The landing nets are Alec's B.James & Son's, on the left, the other being Bill's specially made tulip shaped, cane armed example.

This shot from Alec Lewis's (2.25inch square) Rolleiflex.

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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Mark » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:44 pm

Yet another lovely picture Len. :Hat:
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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Len Arbery » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:12 pm

Thanks, Mark, for the picture appreciation.

I think it is as well to remind viewers we all owe a huge vote of thanks to Tony Meers, for it is through his hard work and diligence we are able to enjoy these digital images, taken from the old negs, slides and pictures from my collection.

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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Mark » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:14 pm

Len Arbery wrote:I think it is as well to remind viewers we all owe a huge vote of thanks to Tony Meers, for it is through his hard work and diligence we are able to enjoy these digital images, taken from the old negs, slides and pictures from my collection.

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Len.
Hear hear Len. Thank you Tony for converting all these wonderful pictures. :Hat:
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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Len Arbery » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:30 pm

Hello All,

One final picture prior to the Christmas recess.

A picture that, at least to me, sums up the spirit of angling, seemingly now lost for ever, that once existed on the banks of our waters, particularly within early carp fishing circles.

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The negative from which this image was taken was given me by the late Gerry Berth-Jones.

It shows a little notice board at Cheshunt that informs other anglers the pitch has been pre-baited; once in place ALL other anglers would respect, and not fish near the notice.

I suspect this picture dates from the early- to mid-1950's.

Sorry, I don't recognise the angler. Anybody?

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Len.
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Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:35 pm

Superb photo, and a wonderful tradition. If only eh?
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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Gary Bills » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:37 pm

You're spoiling us Len! :Hat: :Happy:

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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Len Arbery » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:57 pm

I'm pleased if you're pleased F B!

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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Gary Bills » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:12 pm

Len Arbery wrote:I'm pleased if you're pleased F B!
I could look at old carp fishing pictures forever, Len :Thumb: :Sun:

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Re: Pictures of Cheshunt

Post by Len Arbery » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:08 pm

Whilst searching for something else, came across a couple of further Cheshunt pics. which may interest some.

The first is a Cheshunt crucian from Alec Lewis' camera; the actual shot used to illustrate one of Bill Keal's articles in Creel magazine.

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This second picture shows Bill Keal and Donald Leney introducing small carp at one of the Cheshunt restockings. Again, the shot came from Alec's Rollieflex.

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