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I went to Chorlton Grammar School between 1954 & 1960 and this was our 'local' record shop!! You could just get down there, browse for 20 mins and get back to school, in the dinner-hour. It was on Wilbraham Rd, on the 'even' side, about 100 yards from the Barlow Moor Rd junction, towards Stretford!! I know it was even, as it was just down from DJ Roger Eagle's flat, at 540) Like many shops then, they never removed stock, so I was still popping in to re-visit some remembered gem, even after I started work in Manchester in 1961 - two I remember were the London Lloyd Price (Specialty) LP, which had been in there since its issue; and a Shaky Jake LP on Bluesville, after I saw him on the first American Folk Blues Festival in late 1962!! Good to see that they are remembered.......Brian Smith

It was also listed in that 'Ace of Clubs' advert from the 'Manchester Evening News' dated 27th June 1958: “All these record dealers have ACE of CLUBS records in stock NOW:


Dave Harwood
08 Nov 2023 at 05:49
I found a listing for Minay & Son in the 'Manchester Evening News' dated 27th June 1958: “W. Minay & Son, 474 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Chorley.”



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