Category Archives: Record shops

Hudson

I spotted this non-descript item in a local antique centre, just a card box full of 78 rpm records from the 1920s.  Frustratingly the box was plain (I have a couple which are nicely printed) but when I turned it … Continue reading

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Record Supermarket

More record shop ephemera in the way of two 7″ paper bags from long since vanished vinyl stockists which rescued from amongst boxes of tatty singles by my brother.  The Great Yarmouth shop – called with very little imagination “The … Continue reading

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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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