Bought my first Guitar and amplifier from Rushworth in 1963, downstairs was the accessories, sheet music and strings , also record sales with booths so you could listen to them before you purchased. Was never sure if it was to make sure if you liked the record or making sure it wasn't scratched.
Thanks for those Paul. Great stuff.
Acedes cars - that's a new one !
I've quite a few car adverts from the 1920's in various old AA/RAC books. Bean, Clyno, Senechal, Contantinesco, Crossley etc.
Courtesy of Chris Kay, I'm collecting a scanner next week, so hopefully can add a few similar adverts in due course.
A fine collection there. I remember many of those businesses. I'm glad to have confirmation that Fabbri's was spelled with a double B. When I worked at the Ritz, I had to go once a week to Rushworth's & pick 3 or 4 records to be used for interval music; I think they got a free advert in exchange. I have a feeling that Owen Owen's was next to Allanson's, where the shops were demolished in your other thread "Grange Shopping Centre". Can anyone confirm, or am I completely wrong?
Looking down Grange Road...as the picture shows 'Allansons' is the tall white building in the distance. The building still survives today as Beatties. The Owen Owen advert clearly shows a tall white building next to it...