Category Archives: Record shops

The Old Grey Mare

A nice piece of social history, referencing popular music and showing the inside of a record department back in the day. Artist Brian Fitzpatrick joined the famous firm of Bamforth’s in 1954 and worked for them for twenty years. Although … Continue reading

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Lego Record Store Day 2018

Lego has been part of my life for over many years, thanks to a forward looking Grandmother who bought me one of the very early sets, and it is heartening to see how the brand has weathered the vagaries of … Continue reading

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Hawaii 233 Fulwood Road.

Fed up with Barry chiding me that I only ever add shops to this site’s local index after they’ve shut, we finally tag the legendary Sheffield record shop Record Collector onto our listings! Read more about it under Record Collector.

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shop sleeve single selection

A gallery of workmanlike 7″ card sleeves produced for local record shops in the fifties and sixties, which have been serving serving as singles storage for over fifty years. Handmade type and vintage logos abound on these provincial offerings from … Continue reading

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Beverley Minster

A nice new vinyl shop in East Yorkshire makes Beverley worth stopping off in (as if the quaint town, old style market square, Georgian buildings and an impressive old Minster were not enough already!).

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Vinyl in Norfolk…

Another vinyl shop offering two fingers to the take-over of their street by East European food retailers and tax diddling coffee shop chains, this time in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

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Mod Lang

Mod Lang Records, another vinyl outpost (in deepest Shropshire) well worth a visit! Review, details and contact information.

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Watching vinyl dry

is just one story on a blog from New Zealand, the random jottings of a bored vinyl store worker. The stuff people come in with and much more.  Have a look at Too Tone Record’s other life, watching vinyl dry … Continue reading

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Carnival!

I spotted this clever poster in a record shop called Carnival Records in Great Malvern last year. Read about this great shop, doing old and new vinyl, on the site. It made me think back to my first record. If … Continue reading

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Another closed store

I’ve not yet had a chance to go record hunting in New York, but a retro paper bag for one store there in my collection turned out to have a 60 year history…

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