Name: James Clark
Comment: My favourite pre-teenage record-buying haunt, and another of those shops that didn't change with the times. Up until its closure in the mid-1980s it still had four big oversized cardboard 78rpm discs supplied to them by EMI on the back wall, one each of Columbia, HMV, MGM, and Parlophone. Luckily when the shop closed the discs were saved and I think they still stand proudly on the wall of Memory Lane Records in Croydon.
(17 November 2014)
Name: Roger Tiller
Comment: Hello James - I remember it so well and I always thought, whatever happened to those big cardboard discs on the wall? I can remember the man behind the counter, I can see his face today. I did ask him once if I could buy them from him as I worked at Decca's New Malden at the time, but he said no. I used to buy all my EMI group records there every Saturday morning, mostly 78s, then go up the road to Palmers barbers and get my DA-style haircut... then come back to the Odeon and see the latest film with my mate Vic.
Thanks for the memory.
Name: Steve Brown
Comment: Opposite the Odeon cinema and my very first record shop, where I bought most of my Beatles singles and albums, though Mum & Dad insisted I bought Rubber Soul at Rediffusion, just round the corner, as it was a shilling cheaper there.
Later bought my first Tyrannosaurus Rex album, Beard Of Stars and the Ride A White Swan single.
Morden also had a large Co-op department store where I bought my first pair of Levis.
Still listening to The Beatles and T Rex, and still wearing Levis 50+ years later.
Name: Chris Witney
Comment: Aaaaaah, Disc Records. I spent many happy hours in that shop and I too remember those cardboard records on the back wall... I would have given anything to have them on my bedroom wall. I bought my first 45 here (Witches Brew by Janie Jones) and as my budget was limited I spent ages browsing the ex-jukebox records hoping to find a gem, I think they cost three shillings each. A couple of years later I bought my first LP (The Monkees). I left Morden in 1979 to work up north so didn't see it close but I'm so glad it remained unchanged. Such happy memories.