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Name: Simeon Hope
Comment: Williams was a general musical instruments dealer, specialising in pianos and electronic organs, although they had a fair amount of electric guitars and the like. Their record shop, such as it was when the shop was in Blackwellgate, lived in a smaller room upstairs. It stocked a standard range of pop and classical and would take orders. I recall no particularly friendly atmosphere upstairs or down in the main shop.

The record department closed in the late 1980s, replaced by synths and electronic musical instruments. The whole shop closed in the 2010s.

Darlington, as of 2019, has no shop selling musical instruments but perhaps four recent additions selling vinyl records. Who'd have thunk it?
(2019)


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Dave Harwood
14 Oct 2023 at 11:23
I found an advert in the ‘Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough’ dated 12th April 1940:
“MUSIC, RECORDS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF EVERY KIND - GEO. A. WILLIAMS & SON LTD., 190 LINTHORPE ROAD, MIDDLESBROUGH and 8/10 TUBWELL ROW, DARLINGTON.”

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8, 9 & 10 Tubwell Row DL1 1NX Darlington / County Durham
34 Newcomen Street Redcar / North Yorkshire
190 Linthorpe Road TS1 3RF Middlesbrough / North Yorkshire
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