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My grandad's uncle, James Calder, had a shop in Guild Street selling furniture, and this shop swapped premises a few times. Then he went to theLoch Street - George Street area. Selling records would not surprise me. He was joined there in nearby premises, by my grandad's sister, Grace Calder, who perhaps opened a branch of her dad's sports shop, William Calder, also in Guild Street. She had an interest in furniture, and her house out King St. was full of Queen Anne stuff. Her selling records as well, would not surprise me. My grandad in King Street sold records in his sports shop before WW2, and his cousin Jake McDonald had a music shop in Queen St., opposite Lodge Walk, selling records, sheet music, & musical instruments. When the latter closed down about 1950, the Jewish wholesale firm in London, which supplied much of his stock, said most of the Aberdeen sheet music trade died with McDonald's shop closure. He'd had a massive share of the sheet music trade in Aberdeen. So, the Calder family did trade in records. Anything wie a bob in it that the public wanted! - Fraser H

(Nov 5, 2014) Mairi said:Hey. The other day I bought two records. A 12 inch and a 10 inch. The 10 inch was from Calder's loch street shop. I've had a look and think its possibly from just before the war or just after. I really want to find out exactly when its from. If anyone knows how I can find out when my record comes from then please send me an email at
Thank you. :)




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