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Stroud’s oldest record store to close


Popular record shop owner Simon Vincent has announced the closure of a record shop that has been part of the Stroud music scene for four decades.

Trading Post on Kendrick Street is to close next month after 47 years of trading, but will operate online through its eBay Shop, Facebook page and www.tradingpostrecords.com. Simon also plans to have a presence at The Subscription Rooms.

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Emma Vynne at Trading Post Records, Kendrick Street, Stroud.

Owner Simon said: “Just your twenty three years ago today I became the owner of Trading Post Records and what an honour and a privilege it’s been.

“The memories that being part of this shop’s history have given me have been incredible. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your support.

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Trading Post Records, Kendrick Street, Stroud, DJ Mz Monique, Record Store Day.

“The Trading Post has been part of Stroud for 47 years and I know that so many of us have grown up with it and, like me, have many fond memories of it.

“Trading Post Records will be closing it’s doors on Saturday, March 9th and we’re planning a bit of a party all day at the shop. I’d love to see you all from behind the counter for one last time and have a drink or three.

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Mum Kirsten Toft and sons James (11) Alex (14) at Trading Post Records, Kendrick Street, Stroud.

“As most of you know, the last few years have been a bit of a struggle health wise. I’ve had the love and support of Nadine throughout these 23 years but without her the last four years would have been impossible. I owe her everything.”

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