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Bellmans was known to have been trading in 1960 and 1968. The London Road store became Fine Fare in 1973. The Hove store was taken over by Tesco’s.

I have always been a fan of John Leyton and used to enjoy seeing him in films such as ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘Everyday’s a Holiday’ I thought his singing was fabulous. I also bought the EP ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’ by John Leyton and you can clearly see the ‘Bellmans’ sticker showing that it cost me 10s 9d. I was mad on music and used to save all my pocket money up to buy records. There were loads of record shops in Brighton, but Bellmans seemed to be the one where most people remember buying their first disc. Paul Clarkson (2021) More




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