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Comment: Mary's was the second-hand shop on Broadgate near The Jolly Brewer, which later moved around the corner onto Monks Road. I don't think that was the official name of the shop, if indeed it had one at all, but the owner was named Mary. Huge Northern soul fanatic.

Name: Paul Martin
Comment: Great second-hand shop. No sign left as it's new housing on Broadgate. Briefly moved to Monks Road, opposite the college, now a café I believe.

Had some rare vinyl such as Kevin Ayers' Joy of a Toy which I couldn't afford. Spent hours in there with my mates. Sadly missed.
(14 July 2014)

Name: Stephen Green
Comment: It did have a name - and a sign! - it was the Broadgate Record Exchange, before the move to Monks Road anyway.

Slightly surprised to hear Mary was into Northern Soul mainly because the only proper conversation I had with her was her recommending an album by The Enid, so I assumed she was a bit of a hippie.

Bought loads of stuff in there - the records I remember (and still have) though are late 1970s US obscure hard rock albums by Angel and Reggie Knighton. Until the advent of eBay I had never seen the Reggie albums anywhere else and got both - a year or two apart - here. The shop on Broadgate always smelt slightly damp, which fitted the gloom perfectly.
(30 August 2015)

Name: Tim Wray
Comment: As Paul Martin says, this was a great record shop. As a schoolboy in the late 1970s I visited here most Saturdays, and it was great to spend time just listening to whatever was on the turntable, and looking through the singles. I still have some vinyl that I bought here - such as Frankie Beverly and the Butlers If that's what you wanted, and Crystal World by Crystal Grass.

I also recall a second-hand record stall on Lincoln Market, also long gone like the Broadgate Record Exchange.
(11 December 2016).


Dave Harwood
04 Nov 2023 at 04:47
I found an advert in the 'Lincolnshire Echo' dated 23rd April 1985: “Over 20,000 RECORDS - In stock now. Bargains, deletions, rarities etc., from 50's to current hits. LPs, 12in, 7in. Jazz, rock, folk, blues, reggae, punk, soul, rock 'n' roll, etc., etc. Wanted, will collect - quality discs, music books, concert programmes, old memorabilia, etc., etc. Visit the only shop of its kind in Lincolnshire!!! BROADGATE RECORD EXCHANGE 31 Broadgate, Lincoln. Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.”



31 Broadgate LN2 5AQ Lincoln / Lincolnshire
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