W.H. Smith when it was on the junction of Boscawen Street/ Lower Lemon Street had in the 60's a records dept in their basement
Remember when WH Smith's was in the old shop at bottom of Lemon Street/Boscawen Street their record dept was in the basement with little record listening booths with headphones
I think i bought my first vinyl albums in John Menzies closing down sale back in the mid 70's. WHSmiths in Truro was the most popular place in the 80's though where my late auntie,Marjorie Palmer,was store manager for a time and correct me if i'm wrong but didn't they move from Lemon St to Victoria Square where Fosters menswear used to be and then on to Pydar St in the 80's.Used to buy some music books in Minns Music,Kenwyn St where Wensleigh Palmer was the manager and a not so well known vinyl record shop that opened in 1986 right behind Boots the Chemist in Pydar St that you could access via their back door on the walkway to the multi-storey carpark.Infact Boots used to sell records & tapes back in the 80's! Bought my first rock album in Saffron back in early 1983,Queen II,with the £5 record token i won on Duncan Warren of Radio Cornwall's Countdown Music Match....memories.
Grew up buying my records in the market from Acorn Records and then Saffron Records in Victoria Square. I worked in the WH Smith Record department back in 1984. So upset was I that we no longer had an independent Record Shop in Truro I had to start one myself, Music Nostalgia and have been in the Pannier Market since 2008