Day 2 – March 2nd 2013
Q: Which artist played in the Great Newport Street venue? (clue – it’s an anagram of CORNY LEEK)
Although we are celebrating our 10th anniversary online, there are many of you who remember when we were just an old-fashioned shop in London’s West End well before we had a website. The original, and last, shop was on Great Newport Street between Leicester Square and Covent Garden. I wasn’t involved in those days – it was Kathy and Jo’s idea – and the shop first opened its doors back in December 1995. By the time I had joined there was a busy little team working in the offices downstairs, in a little room that extended out under the pavement. On busy winter days it would be dark when you went in, and dark when you went home. The room also had a bit of history attached to it, as back in the day it was a music venue. Think of it like a London Cavern, although without The Beatles. Or the renowned history. But it would have been a sweaty, compact little place.
A: Ken Colyer – click here to see a picture of Great Newport Street back in the day – it’s about the 5th image down
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