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Keith Trott

Can anyone remember "Kens Records" in Aldershot Hampshire and "Venus Records", Downing Street, Farnham Surrey?....
What ever happened to them ?.....I moved away from Farnham in 1986 and can remember visiting both shops regularly in the early eighties. I can't actually remember the street location of Kens....would be interesting to know what's there now.
Two great record shops that sadly disappeared.


Prior to moving to Downing Street, Venus Records occupied a smaller unit at the eastern end of the Woolmead Centre, facing onto Woolmead Road. I believe it had a sudden closing down was at the end of the 80's or early 90's.

Ken's Records shop was, I believe, on the corner of Upper Union Street and Barrack Road. I was told that before it moved there it was run as a market stall somewhere else. Don't know what happened to it.


I worked at Venus Records in Farnham when it was in the woolmead in the late 70’s. Worked at Venus records Tunsgate Guildford that sadly closed then transferred to the Downing Street branch. Fantastic memories. That’s when records shops were record shops and not like they are today.




23 The Woolmead East Street Farnham, 9 Tunsgate Square Guildford

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