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Name: Dave Harwood
Comment: Memory Lane in Croydon was a great little shop with an amazing stock of LPs and CDs. The owner was very chatty and knowledgeable about his vinyl and his wife was in charge of the CD side of things. They moved their business to Croydon from Morden and started a friendly rivalry with nearby Beanos as to who was the best shop in Croydon. I kept the shop bag from my purchase there of a couple of John Dankworth LPs – ‘What The Dickens’ and ‘Octavius’. The sticker is from a CD box set. I felt quite sad when they shut the shop in Croydon.
( March 10, 2016)

Name: Mark Carvell
Comment: Sorely missed. Bought my mono copy of Sgt. Pepper there. Small cramped shop - not enough space for all the stock so you always wondered what treasures might be hidden out back. Far more friendly than the much bigger rival Beanos around the corner. Think they lasted longer than Beanos. Pity they didn't manage to survive into the current period of revival of vinyl.
(2018)

Name: Colin O'Rourke-Robinson
Comment: Great shop and nice guy. Another great Croydon record dealer was Sound Affects in The In Shops, Church Road. A small unit but crammed with fantastic stock and very competitive prices. Both Beanos and Memory Lane were regular customers. Sad day when they packed it in.
(2022)


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Warren Lovell
28 Feb 2024 at 09:35
A great shop and fantastic guy and his wife. Mike and Kay Reynolds.i bought many rare records from there and considered Mike to be a friend whom I first met a a large record fair in London. Sorely missed my trips to Croydon from Gravesend and the usual hour or so chat to Mike about all and sundry. Hope you are well and your name only came up in conversation today when I was in another record shop. Much better service and friendly than Beanos.

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55 Frith Road CR0 1TB Croydon / Surrey
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