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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Spiller's of Cardiff - the oldest records shop in the world

Sure it's a well-kept Welsh's secret, but this very shop sold zillions records and sheet music and instruments and related in Cardiff, Wales for more than one century, now, so much worth quoting it!

"Spiller's - The Oldest Record Shop In the World

Spiller's was founded in 1894 by Henry Spiller at its original location was in the Queen’s Arcade, Cardiff, where the shop specialised in the sale of phonographs, wax phonograph cylinders and shellac phonograph discs. In the early 1920s, Henry’s son Edward took over the running of the business and, with the aid of the popular accordionist and band leader, Joe Gregory, sold musical instruments alongside the pre-recorded music. In the late 1940s, Henry moved the shop around the corner to a larger premises on The Hayes, where it has happily remained and thrived ever since.

Over the years Spiller's has seen and supplied many varied types of pre-recorded music. Today we pride ourselves on our diverse selection of music on both compact discs and good old vinyl at very competetive prices. This site is always growing so let us know if you can’t see what you’d like on here, and we’ll add it or get one for you."

Spiller's site

Thanks to Matt for hinting...

1 comment:

Matt said...

you're welcome! :)