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Name: P Pinto
About one-third or so of my ~600 singles were bought by slowly going through every single on the Ballards Lane branch's shelves on Saturday mornings for I don't know how many weeks in 1967-8, initially mystifying, and then more-or-less hypnotising the record 'department' shop-worker, and then her boss, the shop manager, occasionally requesting singles I'd never heard of be played - or at least, a snatch of them from the intro through the start of the first couple of bars; singles from the earlier sixties, singles from the late and mid-fifties...

They'd never held a sale to dispose of unsold stock, and were happy to let me have anything I found that was no longer in the catalogue for one-third the price of a current single - for months, every Saturday morning, I was in heaven!

Name: Steve Marshall
My brother Pete and I both worked for Tally-Ho Electric. It was popular with quite a few celebs. Marc Bolan came in when he was unknown and with the band John's Children. Other customers included Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Patrick McGoohan, and others. I serviced their TVs, and hifi equipment from the service department at 845 High Road. On a Saturday morning you could hardly move in the shop, it was packed with people buying records. Good times.

Dave Harwood
05 Dec 2023 at 02:55
I found this advert in the 'Daily Herald' dated 15th October 1958:
“TALLY-HO ELECTRIC LTD., Finchley: 3, Grand Arcade, N.12. HIL 3402 and 109, Ballards Lane, N.3. FIN 1374.”



727-729 High Road N12 0BP North Finchley / London
109-111 Ballards Lane N3 1XY Finchley / London
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