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Mark Donohue Some nice pics of Croydon here, I remember buying records in there around '94. Still trying to find a pic of T-Shirts Galore which was just round the corner.

(May 15, 2015) There were other branches too at Streatham and (I think) Norbury. The Streatham shop was good for punk and New wave and in some quite keen competition with Cloakes who were just up the road. Remember being in there one cold Saturday afternoon and seeing the Pistols' 'Spunk' bootleg on the deck. Comment: Mark Griffiths.

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I was a store manager for Goodness between 1976 and 1978 managing stores in Caterham, Streatham Croydon (surrey st market) and, for the majority of the time, Wimbledon...just close to Underground station.
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Chris White
(2020)

Goodness Records:

1974 Croydon:
Old phone directory entries

​ 1338 London Road
195 Streatham High Road

1976 Croydon:
1338 London Road
195 Streatham High Road

1977 Croydon:
1338 London Road
195 Streatham High Road
13 Crown Hill, Croydon
16 Godstone Road, Caterham
333c Limpsfield Road, South Croydon

1978 Bromley/Orpington:
333c Limpsfield Road, South Croydon

1979 Croydon:
1338 London Road
16 Godstone Road, Caterham

1981 Croydon:
1338 London Road
16 Godstone Road, Caterham

I remember the shop on Sternhold Avenue by Streatham Hill station it was still trading through the very early punk days but I’m not sure if it closed around 1978 it was always outdone by Goodness Records on Streatham High Road down the dip from St Leonard’s church and L&H Cloake also near St Leonard’s church on the other side of the road. It’s amazing to think that three record shops could trad in such a short space not to mention record sections in Woolworths and WH Smith’s.
John Kirk (2020)


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There was also a Goodness Records branch on Wimbledon Bridge, bottom of the hill where the main road goes over the station Too many hours there ..
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post utility
(2021)


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I used to shop at Goodness records around '92/'93 when Breakbeat Hardcore / Rave music was flying out the door, the older lady (was it Lindsey?) And the other guy (Richard?) Really knew their stuff and would do their best to get me the hard to find tunes, never tried to palm me off with any shite, I loved it in there, was a great way to spend your Saturday mornings, shame the youth of today doesn't get to experience that sort of thing now.

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Gary M (2023)


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Dave Harwood
18 Jun 2023 at 06:48
There is a photo of Goodness Records at the 'Shops in Crown Hill' webpage of the London Picture Archive website. It is dated 1977, which confirms the Croydon phone book evidence. Some joker has added graffiti to the wall outside the shop that says "Goodness Records Rool OK". Just to the left of the graffiti are adverts for the second-hand record shop located around the corner at 1 Bell Hill - Lashmar's, which was also known as 'Bell Hill Cassettes' and 'Beanos' before relocating to Surrey Street in the early 1980's.

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16 Goldstone Road Caterham / Surrey
Streatham Streatham / London

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