Dickie Straker

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About me

Gender Male
Location A Quiet Corner of Nowhere, The West Country, United Kingdom
Introduction Inveterate daydreamer, loafer and enthusiast of many things from Tunnocks Tea Cakes to collecting driftwood.
Interests Fishing, leaning on gates, watching the clouds, fishing rods made of bamboo, mushroom hunting, building fires on the beach and making tea, fires in general, writing letters with pen & ink, old cameras that require film, steam trains, kelly kettles, wild brown trout, wild carp, gramophones & 78rpm records, Dinky, Meccano, Hornby, Tri-ang, football of yesteryear, Roy of the Rovers, Cardiff City FC, House of Hardy, whistles, Oliver Postgate, Bernard Venables, Francis Francis, Major Oliver Kite, historic churches, signs, old post boxes, old manhole covers, mileposts, typeface, letter press, old buses, Edward Bawden, James Ravilious, Neolithic antiquities, Cider, Cask Ale, Old Pubs with no music, Old pubs with live music, Heritage Apples, old fishing floats, flotsam & jetsam, wooden boats, toy boats, mackerel fishing, old bicycles with no more than 3 gears, minnow trapping and generally arsing about.
Favorite Movies Far From The Madding Crowd, O Lucky Man, Bitter Moon, Tom Jones, Anything From Ealing Studios, The Railway Children, The Wicker Man, if...
Favorite Music Ralph Vaughan Williams, 13th Floor Elevators, Chocolate Watchband, Wimple Winch, Pentangle, Kevin Ayers & Soft Machine, Syd, Pretty Things, Fairport Convention, Them, Electric Prunes, Tomorrow, Kaleidoscope, Fairfield Parlour, Gong, The Incredible String Band, The Strawbs, Chad & Jeremy, The Magic Mixture, July, Kippington Lodge, West Coast Consortium, ...you get my drift.
Favorite Books Far From The Madding Crowd, Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing, On Black Hill, Hot Pot, Great Expectations, Casting at the Sun, The Box Of Delights, Moby Dick, The Snow Goose, The Midnight Folk, Bill Badgers Winter Cruise, Tintin, Heart of Darkness, A Years Turning, Coming Up For Air, The South Country, The Worst Journey In The World, Where The Bright Waters Meet.