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I believe the shop on the left is Broadmead Electrical Retailers, on the corner of Market Place, now Moon Under Water.
Was the Moon under Water not a building society at one time??
My Dad bought a reel to reel tape recorder from Braoadmeads in 1964, Goodness knows what would have cost in todays money. I think the students are stood outside of Dawsons' record shop.
Smart students those days, jackets and ties etc.
They are stood a little further up than Frad Dawes radio shop
Fred Dawes - That's the name I was thinking of. It's been a long time!
Loved going into Rigby's, It was like going back in time, they would wrap your shoe box in Rigby's own brown paper from a large rolling machine on the counter with their logo and address on it then to top it all tie it with stripey way string.
The Moon Under Water was Halifax Building Society in the 1980s and possibly early '90s. I also got a tape recorder from there, a Philips, it cost 39 guineas. About 1967 Broadmeads became Civic Stores, my parents bought a radiogram from them, their own brand, it was made in USSR.
Later on I upgraded it for them, installing a Garrard record deck and Leak receiver with Dynatron speakers.
Our Joseph, that's fascinating! I have a "thing" about old packaging, but I never went in Rigby's so never saw that happen. There was an art and a talent for wrapping goods that has since been lost in a world of plastic bags, one which I would love to have learned.