Tag Archives: record shop

Beresford’s Birmingham

This vintage paper bag turned up a few weeks ago at an antique shop, and for £3 I couldn’t resist. Lovingly crafted from brown paper with string handles, and complete with the HMV and Columbia record logos, it must be … 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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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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W H Curtis delivery van

We have covered the Sheffield record retailer W H Curtis on the site in the past.  I was impressed to hear about a surviving van from the shop recently.  It seems as if the shop purchased a Mini van for … Continue reading

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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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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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HMV Scarborough goes

Despite all the faults of HMV it is still somehow disconcerting to see the branches going. I felt the same when Woolworth’s went down a couple of years back. Such is the way these chains have been part of your … Continue reading

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Everyone else has had an opinion. Here is ST33’s, plus some pictures – ads, sleeves and a fabulous fifties in-store HMV shopping carrier we just found.

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