- Great to see the photo of Brady's Records. This was my Grandad's shop and would love to see any other photos or hear any memories that people have of it.
- Colchester Creek Andrew Brady • 2 years ago
Ah Brady's.. home to much of my youth (and most of my pocket money). In the pre-internet days, Brady's, John Peel and Melody Maker were the touchstones for music information. I remember nascent long hairs buying precious new vinyl from a helpful chap in a clean collar and tie, heading eagerly home on brown city buses to play and play the new prize. I remember the girls wore a uniform, at least for a while, of sky blue sweaters and brown pinafores. I see seasonal decorations in the photo, and a low morning sun - wonder if this was a pre-business hours Christmas card photo or something ? Nice place, nice people, ideal location. Many folks will have many fond memories, Andrew - your grandad did good :)
- Hi. Andrew is my brother and I know a little more about this photo and the shop. The photo I believe was taken during the 1972 Preston Guild. Grandads shop Brady's was in Crystal House in Preston and supplied the whole of Lancs CC with records for education and libraries. He also provided the regional top 10 sales each week to BBC's Top of The Pops. At its height it employed 15 members of staff. The names though I don't know apart from my Grandad Terry Brady and also my Grandma worked there too Betty. They sold the shop to HMV in 1985 and retired.
On 13th September 1963 my grandparents were involved in organizing the Beatles concert in Preston Guild Hall. It would be lovely to hear more if anyone remembers it. Thanks, Carla.
- Pauline Gibson Carla Brady • a year ago
Hi, my name is Pauline Gibson nee James and I am wearing the red skirt in the photo. left to right the names are Nancy Place, June Iddon ,Neil Farrell (manager), me, Heather Collinson, Kathy Crook, Eileen Carr, Elaine Whiteside, Margaret Kennedy and Mr Brady. Jackie Parkinson was not there that day because she was in the procession. Mr Brady's daughter Tricia worked Saturdays for a while. Mr Brady was the best employer I ever had. One of the happiest times of my life. If you want any more info just ask.We had the uniforms made specially. The blouses we wore in summer were white with bicycles print on them. Winter was a turquoise polo neck. The brown pinafores were made of crimpelene and I remember one of the girls leaning too close to a candle during the power cuts we had in the 70's and it melted, Health and safety law only came in in 1974!