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(Mar 9, 2013) John Davis said:The Migrant Mouse that I remember was a Record Shop situated Northgate Street in Chester, the shop shared the same building as DW Laxtons Insurance Agents and was owned by Chas Stalker ...... Chas and his wife were American imigrants.
(Mar 9, 2013) John Davis said:Does anyone know whatever happend to Chas?


Chris Poustie 'Was a great little shop. Later became Wasp Records.' (June 19, 2016)

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best record shop in Chester back in the 70's if they didn't have it in stock they would get it for you. ( Sept 6, 2016)

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I remember Migrant Mouse well as just about the only proper record shop in Chester in the early 1970s when I was at the King's School and starting to buy records. I've just dug out my copy of Paul McCartney's Red Rose Speedway (the album with My Love on it) because it has been re-released in Macca's remastered archive series. I noted on the inner sleeve that I bought it at Migrant Mouse on 9 May 1973. Aaah - such sweet memories!
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Mark Carvell
(2018)

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I was Chas's wife at the time.
I returned to Brasil (my country of origin).Great memories of "The Migrant Mouse" and Chester!
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Carminha Stalker
(2020)
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About May 1979, I bought Migrant Mouse off Chas. I think he went to South America. I expanded the posters, badges, introduced pop and rock t-shirts etc. Also sold tickets to the Deeside Icering Shows: Blondie, Police, Jam, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley and more. After about 3 years I sold the shop to Dave - who did the records in Chester market
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john wilson
(2020)
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Always helpful and informative. The shop also sold fabulous posters. I bought Salvador Dali's 'Sleep' there, which I still have to this day.
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Richard Carman
(2021)
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I grew up in Flint, North Wales, and my nearest source of decent records was a shop in Chester called "Migrant Mouse".
Mark Carvell
(2021)

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There was a sit-down space invaders down the steps at the back of the record shop. I got pretty good on it!
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Simon Graham
​(2021)


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JayBee
26 Jul 2023 at 04:23
I was a Funk / Soul Deejay back then and Chas used to order all my US Imports for me.I still have some of them, and he would always write your name in the top corner on the paper sleeve. I discovered so many awesome bands through Migrant Mouse.Happy Memories!
Dave Harwood
08 Nov 2023 at 02:46
I found an advert in the 'Cheshire Observer' dated 14th January 1972: “THE MIGRANT MOUSE, 92 NORTHGATE STREET, CHESTER, RECORD AND POSTER SHOP, WILL OPEN SOON WITH A SALE.”
… and this advert in the 19th May 1976 edition:
“MIGRANT MOUSE for the best in SOUL AND OLDIES BUT GOODIES. 92 NORTHGATE STREET, CHESTER. Tel. 40197.”
… and also this advert in the 20th July 1979 edition: “DISC JOCKEYS - For your latest records try Migrant Mouse Records, 130 NORTHGATE STREET, CHESTER.”

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