- Aug 11, 2001
This is one of the most important things i believe i will ever post.
Some of you may remember i mentioned this a while ago.
Stafford Borough Council have made a decision to close Izaak Walton's cottage at the end of this year if the visitor numbers don't increase.
In December there is to be a meeting to make the final decision on the cottage's future.
having spoken with a friend who works at the cottage & hearing how upset she was i am now making this posting as a "plea" for help.
Just about every angler i know has heard of Staffords most famous son Izaak Walton but very few know of his cottage at Shallowford near Stafford which has been turned into a museum.
Entry into the cottage is now FREE & i would emplore anyone who can get there to make the time & take a trip to the cottage.
If you can't make the trip then how about a donation to the running costs & upkeep of this important part of angling history?
For more infomation on the cottage please click on the link below.
If you would like to make a donation then please make cheques payable to
Stafford Borough Council & send them to the cottage so the cottage keepers can ensure the council know where the moneys for.
Izaak Walton Cottage
please help spread the word about the cottage & let other anglers know of its impending demise.
Thanks for taking the time to read this & i hope between us we'll keep this part of history with us & not let it fade into "history".
I'll have a fiver on the black un