Undated photo of Chapman & Hewett, courtesy of Stephen Harding
The London musical instrument emporium Chapman & Hewett was a big part of my life during the 1960s. But the store I remember was on Wellington St., downtown, & not the same as this one. We’re coming up to the 44th or 45th anniversary or so of me putting a down payment on a bass guitar there. Still can’t play bass at all. Sigh.
Good friend to JBNBlog and London history ace Stephen Harding sent this classic image along with these words:
Members of the public school orchestra went to Chapman and Hewetts in the 1960s for reeds. Joe George was our band master. He motivated London youngsters to win many competitions.
Thanks, as always, Stephen. Anyone else have Chapman & Hewett memories or more details about the store during this era?