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Dave Harwood
13 Dec 2023 at 10:26
This piece, about Ashford's record stores, in the 'Kentish Express' dated 26th November 1976 mentions Guy Norris: “Every taste in music from Bowie to Beethoven is catered for in the town's record stores. The Turntable, Record Corner, Guy Norris, Boots, Woolworths and Burnage’s. Burnage, proudly displaying the sign “‘House of Music,’’ has a fine tradition of selling musical instruments, music and records. It moved from North Street to the High Street (now Woolworths) in 1923 and then on to its present site in Bank Street.”
Dave Harwood
13 Apr 2024 at 04:09
I found this advert in the 'Kentish Express' dated 29th August 1975: “GUY NORRIS RECORD SHOPS requires SALES ASSISTANTS for their new Record Shop opening at unit 35a Tufton Centre, High Street, Ashford. Previous experience is not essential as full training will be given, but preference will be given to the applicant of smart appearance and good common sense. We are offering good wages, generous staff discount and 3 weeks' annual holiday after qualifying service. In return we require hard work and reliability. Write, giving details of age, experience etc. to: Mr. S. Palmer, 13 Station Parade, Barking, Essex.”
... and this advert in the 'Kent Evening Post' dated 16th March 1976: “GUY NORRIS RECORD SHOPS Require an experienced MANAGER/MANAGERESS to supervise the very busy store in the Arndale Centre, Dartford, Kent. We are looking for a smart industrious person who is fully conversant with all aspects of current retailing and record shop management and have the ability to increase turnover while maintaining optimum stock levels. Previous experence with one of the multiples would be an advantage. We are offering a good salary, a 6 day week and 3 weeks annual holiday. In return we expect hard work, a proper sense of responsibility and complete integrity. Please write, giving full details of experience to date to: Mr. S. Palmer at 13 Station Parade, Barking, Essex.”

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