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This was an East Anglia based company from what I remember, but for a small town was great, I wasn't there but I beleive Noel Edmunds opened the shop in Haverhill.
Does anyone remember?

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Yes, bought most of my pop/rock records in student days from the stall on Cambridge Market. Wikipedia has the rise and fall story...

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Yes, I do and I`m racking my brain trying to think which branch and when and what did I purchase? Can`t remember but I definately remember the name.


 

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Yep used to go to the branch in Bedford and Our price!

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We had one in my home town of South Woodham Ferrers in Essex, unbelievable for that place.

I bought most of my PWEI vinyl from there...

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Yeah, Bridge St., Peterborough where I bought lots of vinyl - and sold some back to them (WHY DID I DO THAT?!)

 

At the time it was definitely the best place to go for all genres of music in that part of the world

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Spent quite a bit of time in their Lancaster store. What I liked about them was that you could always get the less mainstream stuff from them, and at reasonable prices too. Was sad to see them go.

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Used to like going to Andys . i remember "prides" record shop well before Andys, does anybody else remember these?

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I grow up in Peterborough and they had one there too, I am remember it very well. Yes


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I spent many happy hours in the Cambridge branch and the stall on Cambridge market, once I went up those stairs to the secondhand stuff I was lost!

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Yes, remember it well. I was a regular visitor to their Peterborough branch. I never take the price stickers of my CD/LP purchases so I can usually see where and for how much I bought.

I was also a fan of Selectadisc in Nottingham - not sure if they are there anymore and of course The Tape and Record Exchange in Notting Hill/Shepherds Bush'

 

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Sadly Selectadisc has closed - March 2009, another victim of online music buying.

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I still got few records/CDs that have Andy's price stickers on them, a great memory of mis-spend youth Wink

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I used to go to the one in King's Lynn. I think it got bought by Bays Records or sommit. War of the Worlds was my first CD, fantastic! Only found out last week that the singer of Forever Autumn was from the Moody Blues.

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Of course they did expand out of East Anglia - we had one here in Stafford for a while in the 90s but maybe it was the expansion that over-stretched them.

 

It didn't have the same ambience though in a shopping mall (or is that just the nostalgia kicking in?)

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Slightly off-topic but I always enjoyed a trawl of Parrot Records on King St in Cambridge. Proper dingy old shop with silent men pawing vinyl and cds.

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