Ian Gosling, a 62-year old retired business consultant and vinyl fanatic from Buckden, has set up a record shop in his own home, which he states is the only one of its kind in the UK.
His shop carries the name The Vinyl Revival Store and opened up two weeks ago. The shop is located in Gosling’s barn that’s connected to his home measuring just 138 sq ft. Although the space is limited, Gosling’s shop still sports a massive record selection to choose from. To the local newspaper the brand new record shop owner explains:
“It started when I was 10 years old over 50 years ago when I got my first record and I have been a collector ever since. It was the Beatles’ Twist and Shout and then I got a copy of the album it was on, Please Please Me, and that’s when the rot set in,” He continues by saying that “I started own record collection in the sixties when there was a record shop in every town and, whilst buying on the internet is convenient, there is nothing to beat browsing through the racks in a real shop. A record shop isn’t just a place to buy records – it’s a place to meet people who share a love of good music.”
The shop in Buckden is open from 3pm Tuesday to Friday and from 11am-4pm on Saturday, stocking a wide range of pre-loved vinyl, a small selection of new vinyl and vintage hi-fi equipment.
Source: Cambridge News