Philip Dennis Chapman (1866-1934), farmer, tanner,
fellmonger and wool merchant, lived at Barons Hall,
Fakenham, but bought Worthing Tannery in 1906.
Edmund (Ted) Crowe Chapman
(1894-1971) enlisted in the Norfolk
Regiment During WWI and received a
commission in the Berkshire
1918 he married Hannah
(Nancy) Stubbs; they had two
He succeeded his father running the
business and lived at
House in Worthing. He was an
enthusiastic horseman, huntsman
and horse breeder and Clerk of the
Course at Fakenham for twenty
Tannery worker John
Neal and the Chapmans'
daughter Alice in the Tannery yard.
Alice Chapman married Peter Gow,
became a director of Chapmans and took the
following six photographs in the 1930s, using a
new Leica 35mm camera.
Bridget Chapman, Alice's sister.
Peter Gow (right) with Ted and Hannah Chapman at
Tannery House, Worthing.
Alice Gow in the driving seat. The car lost its canvas
roof in a storm on a journey from London.
The Chapmans were enthusiastic members of the West
West Norfolk Foxhounds pack at the Tannery. The man
holding his hat is Eustace Goodings, publican of the
Bull at Litcham, where the hunt would meet. In front
of the hut is Arthur Johnson, Huntsman from 1913 to
1946. Behind the hounds are Alice and Ted Chapman.
One of the race horses bred by Ted Chapman, in front
of Tannery House, Worthing. The groom is Mr Bullimore.
Ted Chapman also bred prize-winning cattle – 1932.
The newspaper report of the Chapmans'
golden wedding anniversary.
The West Norfolk Hunt meeting in 2007 at Manor Farm,
Hoe, Peter and Alice Gow's home from 1945.