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(July 10, 2014) VanMan said:Gatefield Sounds opened in Gatefield Lane Faversham around 1972/73. Mike Winch the owner a DJ around the area at the time (including regular nights Bridge Place) eventually had shops in Herne Bay, Sheerness & Whitstable.

(Mar 11, 2014) Anonymous said:Gatefield Sounds also had a branch in Faversham


John Banks
11 Jun 2023 at 07:04
The shop is still trading and very much alive and well. It’s an essential port of call for me for anything music wise I buy. Some years ago the shop changed ownership to Mike’s nephew, John. It’s in very good hands and caters to vinyl and CD buyers alike. Check it out - It’s great!
Dave Harwood
13 Oct 2023 at 03:26
I found an advert in the ‘Faversham News’ dated 24th November 1972: “FAVERSHAMS OWN RECORD SHOP - GATEFIELD SOUNDS in Gatefield Lane. Records - Cassettes - 8 Track Stereo. Classical - Folk - Jazz Blues - Progressive – Pop. Telephone: Faversham 3043.” ... and also this advert in the ‘Whitstable Times & Herne Bay Herald’ dated 18th January 1980: “FOR THE WIDEST SELECTION OF RECORDS AND CASSETTES look in at GATEFIELD SOUNDS, 70 High Street, Whitstable (next door to the Post Office). Also:- STYLI, TDK BLANK CASSETTES, RECORD AND CASSETTE CASES, EMI RECORD TOKENS SOLD (EXCHANGEABLE ANYWHERE IN THE UK).”
John Banks
23 Mar 2024 at 09:43
Your comment about “record tokens” reminded me that just a couple of years ago my daughters gave me tokens issued by Gatefield Sounds. A great gift and a reminder of the days in the 60s when receiving a record token as a gift was something joyous.



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