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Professor Sir Alan Battersby as well as being an award-winning and highly respect organic Chemist, was an avid fly angler and fly tyer. His work on haemoglobin, chlorophyll and vitamin B12 made him and his research team justly famous. In his private life, Professor Battersby was a long-standing member of S&TC, his fly tying desk, materials and tools have been kindly donated to our auction. This represents not only an opportunity to own a wonderful piece of history but a fantastically useable fly tying station for the angler who makes their own flies.
Collection is at the buyer's cost and by arrangement with the donor.