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The 78 Record Exchange, Stockport, circa 1996. Amazing place, operated by two older gentlemen, with Radio 3 playing quietly in the background. Racks and racks of 78rpms, and gramophones to play them on, but also a vast stock of unplayed late '70s/early '80s singles and albums. Comment:Steve Panter

I was a regular visitor to 78 Record Exchange in Stockport. Bought some good albums there including The Excello Story on Blue Horizon in the early 1970s, plus other albums over the years including Merrill E Moore on Ember I recall. Also bought some 78's by Sam Price for a collector in the USA and some Louis Jordan UK releases. Happy days. Comment: Tony Burke

The 78 Record Exchange was a paradise for me when I lived in Levenshulme as a student. I'd get the 197 bus, and debate which rare LP of musical theatre I could afford that week. I bought vocal scores from them too. The stock was in great condition too. Comment: David Wheeler

Sadly no longer exists, but will be remembered for a source of vinyl. Was a customer for a lot of years and have not yet found anything to equal its choice and character. Comment: PETER GOREE

I lament the loss of this shop almost daily!!I first visited it in Marsden square in 1970 after my attention being drawn to it by an article in the daily mirror in that year.I was fifteen.I wrote to the paper asking for the shops address,they duly supplied it.For the next 33 years I visited it every week,especially after they removed to Stockport when their shop was demolished to build the arndale centre.what a facility,Bill and Peter who ran it became like friends with always that slightly detached profeionism that their generation observed.Oh,how I miss it!!The smell and sounds when you entered where like a benediction.James.H Moore.Cheshire.
James Moore

What a great facility lost.I wish I had bought it,Peter and Bill the owners did offer me the chance in about 1990,I was young enough but had a mortgage and a young family to support so didn't take the chance,more is the pity.I would have combined my catering experience with my love of vintage music and converted part of the shop into a cafe/Restaurant.I think it would work well now.Hey ho,halcyon days.James.H.Moore.(2022).




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