Red House was opened in 1975. Charlie Gillett was very supportive and gave us a number of mentions on his Honky Tonk show, which was quite something at the time since we were located some 50 miles west of London and there were very few collectors' record shops outside the major conurbations. We have a beautiful old Rock-Ola Juke Box, circa 1959, which we had on 'Free Play' for the benefit of our customers. Sold it for £40 when we closed down! Despite the lack of business success it was great fun whilst it lasted.
Name: Pete Downs
Comment: Great shop, remember the jukebox well. Still have quite a few 45s I bought there including a mint copy of Otis Redding's Dock of the Bay on UK Stax as well as several USA Stax 45s. Also have a Crazy Cavan EP with the centre punched out which I seem to remember being on the jukebox at one time.
(20 May 2014)
Name: Keith Saynor
Comment: Red House Records was a great record shop... I remember picking up some Kinks records there in the 1970s... such a shame that this and so many others have disappeared.
(27 March 2013)
Name: Nick Plumb
Comment: Purchased many of my albums from Red House, what a great set of speakers and sound they had, think they were Wharfdales. The hours that were spent flicking through tons of vinyl. The Jug of Love by Mighty Baby springs to mind. I purchased that along with Moving Waves by Focus. What heady days. - but many, many more, some of which I still have in my collection. Great memories.
(24 March 2016)
Name: Andy Edwards
Comment: When I return to Cambridge for an annual lunch and a Clare College Gala Day, later in the summer, I first go to where Red House used to be, now a secondhand bookshop. I spend a minute in contemplation of great days there, spending my student money on Little Walter, Muddy Waters and much more, and listening to Nick talk about seeing them. I would often go with a friend - still a friend to this day - and fellow Clare student after we had done mid-morning circuit training at Fenner's. A rounded life indeed and we did apply ourselves to our studies, sometimes. Nick and the atmosphere in the shop were special. We don't forget you, Nick.