On the trail Of wil­low traps

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Q

Pass­ing time re­cently in an an­ti­quar­ian book­shop I read a piece re­gard­ing the his­tory of wil­low eel traps. It was fascinating. I ap­pre­ci­ate that it is un­likely they are still made but I would very much like to try and find one if I can. Can you help?

RW, Glouces­ter­shire

A

PH Coate & Son, spe­cial­ist bas­ket­maker for more than 150 years, grows all its own wil­low on the Som­er­set lev­els. It makes a sin­gle plat­form eel trap for £93 plus de­liv­ery. PH Coate & Son is also able to un­der­take com­mis­sions. For full de­tails, call 01823 490249 or go to www.en­glish­wil­low­bas­kets.co.uk

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