No not clothes this time but guitars, keyboards, drums.
Those of us of a certain age who played music will remember fondly Bennett’s music shops in Frastton Road and New Road. I’ve had this enquiry in and I’ve passed Julie immediately to Mick Cooper who is the fount of all such knowledge but if anyone else has messages or memories (not necessarily of the 1920s incidentally!) please add a comment. I know Pete White has that lovely pale blue Strat still because I have a picture…
“Hello, I just wondered if you knew if there were any Bennetts left in Portsmouth descended from the Bennetts Musical Shop which was based in Portsmouth in around 1920? My Grandfather Robert Bennett was a brother and I am trying to find any of my relatives who might still be around. I have found a Bennetts music shop in Southampton but not in Portsmouth”.
PS Not sure whether I told this story before but I once went into Bennett’s in Fratton Road (maybe 12/13) looked carefully at an electric guitar on the wall and asked the man “is that a rhythm guitar or a lead guitar?”