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I used to visit Terrapin Trucking in Crouch End. Run by a big fella, Simon there was always lots of interesting stuff on offer including a few "innocent" bootleg CD's from time to time. I remember lots of Caravan albums and a great second hand section, The T-Shirts were good too. Alan Somerset London R.I.P

Befor the shop in Crouch End was called Terrapin Trucking it was called English Weather and run by Uncle Beasty (Steve Burgess). I used to own/run The Azure Gallery just around the corner in Topsfield Parade. If anyone out there was around Crouch End in the early 80's please email me at [email protected] because I would love to hear from you. Love and peace, Trevor

(June 28, 2014) Paul McAdam said:I lived in Crouch End from the late 80s through to 2013. I used to visit TT every week and usually managed to find something I wanted to buy. I missed it when it closed. There was Flashback Records later but it didn't have the character or uniqueness of TT.

(Oct 23, 2013) Dave said:I used to visit Terrapin Trucking in the late 80's/early 90's. Bought my Gebtle giant "In A Glass House" T shirt there.
Didn't know it had closed down, I've been in the States for some years.

(Jan 13, 2013) Graham said:I lived in Crouch End in the late 80s and always enjoyed a visit to TT. I particularly liked the artist dividers in the record racks: the section for XTC was just labelled "Britain's Best Band" while the Richard Thompson records were identified simply by a divider marked "God". Each LP also had a short note attached extolling its virtues.

(May 18, 2012) Trevor said:Hi, Befor the shop in Crouch End was called Terrapin Trucking it was called English Weather and run by Uncle Beasty (Steve Burgess). I used to own/run The Azure Gallery just around the corner in Topsfield Parade. If anyone out there was around Crouch End in the early 80's please email me at shatterd@live.com because I would love to hear from you. Love and peace, Trevor

(May 12, 2012) Rhe big fella simon said:Thanks for the good vibes

(April 19, 2015) I lived in Crouch End between 1985 - 87. English Weather was an amazing shop; every single record had a hand written description on the cover, often several paragraphs long... In the window was their motto: Dedicated to the Killing of Ugly Pop! Many happy memories. Comment: Geoff Soltau.

(May 26, 2015) Where is Theresa Princess of Darkness?? she work behind the counter in Terrapin Trucking..sorry she was Terrapin Trucking! Comment: Nige S

(September 8, 2015) ..I used to get stuff mail order from them. Mostly Man CD's.. Although I lived in Harpenden, never visited the shop which was only around 15-20 miles away! Was it Simon that had a music stall on St Albans market on Saturdays? And di they have a branch in Aylesbury? Lots of questions, sorry!..Pete Tuck.

(Feb 5, 2016) I remember Terrapin in 3 different locations in Crouch End: Park Road,Middle Lane,then Park Road again opposite the original site.Shopped there regularly from around 1988 until it closed. Remember Simon and Theresa, particularly her loudly slagging off the new Lemonheads album around 93. The little artist synopses on the dividers were great-'John Martyn; the one who slurs his words'. Great shops and good memories. Andy Kershaw a regular customer too! Comment: Mike Dixon.

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Simon the big fella (still big) here,you can now find me and my vinyl along with my friend ken's vinyl selection at slim's records,12 st.albans road,barnet.EN5 4JX also at www.stores.ebay.co.uk/theblackburnrover
www.burningshed.com/store/rockpots http://rockpotsmerchandise.cottoncart.com

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Therese was my wife. Sadly she died 2018 after a long cancer battle. She loved her time in T.T. and would be touched you remembered her x
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Niel Blackwood
​(2021)

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Simon (the big fella) now runs his shop online at www.rockpotsonline.com - links on the site to all manor of good things, would love to open Terrapin again but due to health issues it is online only, once again thank you all for your generous comments and just to write how shocked I was when I learned that Teresa had passed away, may she rest in peace, I am still in touch with Brian the other chap in Terrapin and as we used to say "We were not the only ones who did what we did, we were the only ones who did what we did"
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Simon Hart
(2022)

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Loved you guys at terrapin , Simon did you live in Eastcote near Northolt ? I used to visit you around 1981 rockpalst grateful dead and of course the Robert Hunter jack o roses , you guys put the thing together on dark star records You had a guy Nick who I remember giving a now extremely rare dead tee shirt XL of the go to heaven eagle on a white tee . I got some of the creamiest albums from you guys snd cds . The tee shirts the tie dyes I miss the shop so much it really was a one of a kind , almost like record shop family dog . Posters , tees stickers you had it all. Stay happy and healthy Simon Love and light Pete williams ( Edgware)
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peter williams
​(2022)



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