(Nov 17, 2014) James Clark said:My favourite pre-teenage record buying haunt, and another of those shops that didn't change with the times. Up until it's closure in the mid 80's 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.
I remember it so well and I always thought what ever happened to those big carboard discs on the wall, I can remember the man behind the counter I can see he’s face today. I did asked him once if I could buy them from him as i worked at Deccas 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 Roger Tiller Martin Way Morden.
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.
Aaaaah 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 the cost 3 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