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Bury St Edmunds

Discussion in 'music' started by Tarzan, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Hi all, off to BSE this coming weekend, are there any nice record shops to check out there?

    Not a lot on the web l could see....:(:)
  2. JD68

    JD68 Well-Known Member

    I went there once and there wasn't much there at all if I remember correctly. Pleasant little town though.
  3. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis neither hairy nor a haggis!

    Bg records are based there, run by my old boss andy of andys records fame. But I'm not sure if they have a high street presence or are only online
    EDIT: sorry, that would be bgo records https://www.bgo-records.com/
  4. Dougie2404

    Dougie2404 pfm Member

    No record shops at all, unless you count the likes of Sainsbury's- I don't.

    At least the last time I was there, and had been like that since Andy's closed many years ago.
  5. starbuck

    starbuck pfm Member

  6. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

  7. starbuck

    starbuck pfm Member

    There is also an Oxfam books and music shop just around the corner at the top of St. Johns St. (the end nearer the town centre), though you may have better luck with CDs than vinyl there as I think they may cherry pick what goes on the shelf and list the best stuff on line. If you're looking to eat while you're there, I can recommend 'Gastrono-me', also on St Johns St., opposite side to Vinyl Hunter and nearer the town centre end of the street. The Middle Eastern platter is great if you're after vegetarian, the pie and mash is also lovely if you're a meat eater.
  8. Bluemessiah

    Bluemessiah Member

  9. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    "I come not to praise St Edmunds but to bury him"

    Sorry, just something I vaguely remember from the radio years ago.
  10. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

    That makes two of us!

    I worked in Cambridge 1989-1995.
  11. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    For what is Bury St Edmunds with you not there?
  12. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis neither hairy nor a haggis!

    whereabouts? i was in mill road, the market and also peterborough during my time there. that was from roughly 1975 till 1980. had quite a time. playing in bands and working for the coolest outfit in town :)
  13. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

    I joined not long after the Beat (in Regent Street) and Mill Road moved to Fitzroy St, working in the downstairs (new) department.
  14. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Wow! That looks a proper record shop!:cool:
  15. Bluemessiah

    Bluemessiah Member

    Yep, a Suffolk institution! :)
  16. scottcarpenter

    scottcarpenter pfm Member

    My sister worked in Andy's Records in Norwich during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Fantastic record shop.

    I was in Norwich a few weeks ago when I visited the UK and I walked past and felt nostalgic. It's a clothing shop now.

    There was also a branch in Lowestoft.

    Bygone days...
  17. starbuck

    starbuck pfm Member

  18. scottcarpenter

    scottcarpenter pfm Member

    No Chloe.
  19. starbuck

    starbuck pfm Member

    I think that must have been a little bit before I worked there, which was when Boz was manager (though at the time he was on secondment to more of an area/floating manager from memory). A poorly paid, hugely enjoyable job, probably much like working in music shops the world over.

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