The shop and sold second-hand radios, record players and radiograms (as they were called then).
An excellent website, thanks for putting this up, it brings back a lot of memories. Unless I missed it, I did not see mention of 'Royce Radio' which was situated near the bottom of Trafalgar Street. It was essentially a second-hand electronics shop that also sold a lot of second-hand records as well, especially 45s. I am now wondering if it was owned by the same old grouch that used to own the original Record Album shop. The Royce Radio owner was a real grumpy old man (like the 'old gits' on the Fast Show series). My friend and I (when we were just 15) would always go in together, as he was too intimidating to be in there alone with! He would assume you were only after information (he seemed to know a lot of about records) rather than to buy anything. 'You boys (meaning teens in general) only come in here to suck my brains' he would say. We did buy quite a lot from him actually and he would perk up then and volunteer titbits of information (like what the first British released 45 was etc). That was precious collecting information in the pre-digital, pre-Record Collector magazine days!
By Paul Martin (08/05/2009)