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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.
Pink Floyd's Drum Shop
The drum shop where Pink Floyd's Nick Mason got his 1st set.
Location: 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
Description: The new Foote's opened here in late 2011 after Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason invested in it. It's the shop where he bought his first drum kit for 7.50, and it would have likely closed if he hadn't.
Foote's was founded in Denman Street, Soho in 1920 by Charles Ernest Foote and has been run ever since as 'for musicians, by musicians'. They have the largest selection of Drums, Percussion, Woodwind Brass and String Instruments in Central London.
In the 1930's they moved to 10 Golden Square where they took over Premier Drum Company's premises.