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Name: J. Hastings
Comment: Downstairs at Taphouse's were the record departments and many, many happy hours were spent there listening to records in the booths, having to make a big, big decision on what to spent your hard-saved 32/6 on. Very, very happy days!

Taphouse established a music shop at 10 Broad Street on 4 April 1857, and the following advertisement appeared in Jackson’s Oxford Journal on 16 May 1857:

PIANOFORTE AND MUSIC WAREHOUSE / NO. 10, BROAD STREET, OXFORD.
C. TAPHOUSE
BEGS respectfully to announce that he has a well-assorted Stock of NEW and SECOND-HAND PIANOFORTES, HARMONIUMS, English and German CONCERTINAS, FLUTINAS, VIOLINS, &c., for Sale or Hire, on the most reasonable terms. Several Second-hand PIANOFORTES, by Broadwood, Collard and Collard, Owen Stodart, Tomkison, and others, for Sale, cheap. — All new Instruments warranted; old ones taken in exchange.
Repairing and Tuning in all the above named Instruments, by experienced hands.
Country orders promptly attended to.


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Dave Harwood
12 May 2024 at 02:48
I found this advert in the 'Banbury Guardian' dated 24th January 1980: “CLASSICAL RECORDS: Between our two shops we can offer the largest selection of classical records in the area. POPULAR RECORDS: Both shops stock over 2,000 singles titles. TOP 50 89p EACH; NEW RELEASES AND OLDIES 99p EACH. Special rates for established Disc Jockeys. FOR A LIMITED PERIOD £1.00 OFF (each record) in our TOP 50 ALBUMS. C. TAPHOUSE & SON LTD., 3 MAGDALEN STREET, OXFORD. TELEPHONE 44655; C. TAPHOUSE & SON (BANBURY) LTD., 10/11 PARSONS STREET, BANBURY. TELEPHONE 2553.”

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