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Shuttleworth (Music) Ltd was founded circa 1890 by my Great-grandfather, Joseph Grange. The business initially occupied a stall in the then Kirkgate Market, off Darley Street. A near neighbour in the market was Morrisons the grocer, which has since become the supermarket of that name, and was founded by Mrs Morrison. Shuttleworth expanded, first occupying several stalls in the market, then moving round the corner to 33 Darley Street. I was told by my grandmother that at one time Shuttleworth Music had another music shop in Bradford but I never found out where or when. The business was eventually wound up in 1974, when the Kirkgate market site was redeveloped. I have been searching without much success for more information on the history of this business. If anyone can help with this it would be much appreciated. Name Mike Phillips


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Christopher Hayes
11 Nov 2023 at 07:28
I got my first guitar (an Eko "mascot"(?))there in 1963/4. Was a regular there for sheet music and strings and still have a lot of that around, but at 74 yoa not so active,
Dave Harwood
28 Nov 2023 at 05:58
I found this obituary on page 3 of the 'Bradford Observer' dated 24th February 1947: “Death of a Bradford Business Man: Mr. Reginald Grange, a well-known Bradford business man, has died suddenly at his home, Thornhill, 27, Springfield Road, Baildon. He had been managing director for many years of Shuttleworth's (Music), Ltd., Darley Street, the family business with which he had been associated for nearly 50 years. Mr. Grange entered the business on the death of his father, Mr. Joseph Grange. He leaves a widow, a son, and two daughters.”

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