Tue 15 Aug 2017

Andy Garth: Random stuff from Andy Garth


If this seems a bit random, it is, as I had lost all track of time due to a week’s magazine holiday and of course my age!

It still amazes me what ‘stuff’ on Brighton and Hove (hence the name) comes through the door of the shop every day – and the two examples pictured prove my point.

The first object is a pennant presented to the best looking, or souped up, or something-else car related at the annual Speed Trials. They were held on Madeira Drive and in some way organised by the Brighton and Hove Motor Club, who also had their headquarters down there as well.

Nice item, yours for £70.

The second item is something I thought I would never say, but here goes... "a mounted plastic carrier bag" from one of the first Virgin Record shops in the UK here in little old Brighton. It was on the corner of North Street and Queens Road where Boots is now.

You could sit on bean bags and cushions, smoke and listen to the new vinyl releases of the early to late 1970s.

Now I'm not quite old enough to remember, but I'm sure some of you will have fond memories of the old days and simpler times as downloading can still turn into a frustrating exercise for us over 55s.

Keep bringing the stuff in, please.

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