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Name: Mark Carvell
Comment: I've just found a record in my Beatles collection which I noted I bought at Farringdon Records on 25 March 1981. I don't remember the shop but it must have been the one on Holborn Viaduct which was very near where I was working at that time. The record is an Australian version of the Rarities compilation album with a different track listing and a far better sleeve than the UK version. Maybe Farringdon Records was a good shop for finding import rarities. So sad that most of those little independent record shops in London went to the wall.

In those days I used to be meticulous about noting when and where I bought each record - and number them in my collection. That's before my record collecting got out of control!


Dave Harwood
10 Oct 2023 at 04:58
I found an advert in the ‘Kensington Post’ dated 24th May 1990: “We are a specialist Classical Music chain in the heart of London's City. We require: • Full Time permanent shop staff • Mail Order Department Assistants • Age immaterial, a love of classical music essential. • Starting Salary of £7,800 inclusive of non-consolidated location allowance, and generous staff benefits available. For further details contact the General Manager at Farringdon Records, 52-54 High Holborn, London WC1, or call 071831 2932.”
10 Mar 2024 at 12:14
I started working in the Cheapside Branch in 1989 by which time they had already been bought by Our Price… I was one of the first to start under the new regime and witnessed first-hand the clash of cultures…



64 Lambs Conduit Street WC1N 3NA Farringdon / London
42 Cheapside EC2V Farringdon / London
52 High Holborn WC1V Holborn / London
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