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    is the Spitalfields Book and Record Fair worth going to? also when is it? Google-ing says it's either the 3rd Wednesday of the month, or the last Wednesday. and is it the same place as the market on Sundays?

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    It's twice a month on Wednesdays but not sure when these fall. There's always an ad in Record Collector so I suggest you have a browse in the newsagents.

    I think it's the same place as the Sunday market. Always meant to check it out but never got round to it..
    Endless Tripe

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    • #3
      cheers!

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        • #5
          It is on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month (the 1st is a recent addition), supposedly running from 10 - 4.  I've only ever been down there at lunchtime, but I imagine you can rock up earlier.

          It is not a bad fair, not huge (I'd guess around 20 or so dealers) but if you are local or in town on a Wednesday, worth wandering down to.

          My most suprising moment there of late, was to find one Mr Keb Darge sitting behind a table with a box of 45s & a portable.  It turned out that he was helping out a mate sell a few records.  

          He kindly helped me choose some nice tunes (& was happy to sell me his test pressing of a Stones Throw 7" for a fiver&#33...nothing too flashy though on my budget
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            Yeah I go before work sometimes. Never really get much to be honest.
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            • #7
              What are the bigger London record fairs ?

              Though I&#39;ve been in the smoke for over 2 years, I tend to stick to the music n&#39;video exchange, the local car boots and charidee outlets.

              Given that most of my meagre income gets blown on records, I suppose I should make an effort to get out to &#39;em every so often. . .

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              • #8
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] (Viva Chiba @ Nov. 12 2004,21:27)]What are the bigger London record fairs ?

                Though I&#39;ve been in the smoke for over 2 years, I tend to stick to the music n&#39;video exchange, the local car boots and charidee outlets.

                Given that most of my meagre income gets blown on records, I suppose I should make an effort to get out to &#39;em every so often. . .
                The only one I ever bother with is the Kilburn one (first Sunday of the month), but then I colelct disco and it&#39;s particularly good for that there (Nick The Record, Chris Pure Pleasure and Gerry Rooney all go down there).
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                • #9
                  I used to have quite a bit of success at London Fairs many years ago when I was mad on Northern and people weren&#39;t as clued up as they seem to be now.

                  Nowadays, I don&#39;t bother on the assumption that being in London, everyone knows what everything is worth and there&#39;ll be too much competition for anything good anyway.

                  On the odd occasion I have tried I only tend to see the sort of things that turn up in the likes of MVE, Reckless and all the others, anyway.

                  I look out for them when I&#39;m up North though, particularly if they are a bit off the beaten track. A bit hit and miss, but those can be quite good.
                  Endless Tripe

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                  • #10
                    The tuc fair can be good. the wembley fair in november is the biggest in the uk. its 2 days. thats good if you can get in early.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (sermad @ Nov. 13 2004,13:13)]The tuc fair can be good. the wembley fair in november is the biggest in the uk. its 2 days. thats good if you can get in early.
                      I agree that Kilburn is pretty good if like me you are black music focused.

                      Unforturnately the TUC fair finished on 31st October..something to due with lower attendances &amp; increase in hiring the hall following its refurbishment.  

                      I was at Camden today &amp; picked a few hip-hop bits but nothing exciting...mainly doubles of stuff I have already, but I have never found it that great.

                      Ah well, only 2 weeks &#39;till Wembley.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ladyboygrimsby View Post
                        The only one I ever bother with is the Kilburn one (first Sunday of the month), but then I colelct disco and it's particularly good for that there (Nick The Record, Chris Pure Pleasure and Gerry Rooney all go down there).

                        Chris Pure Pleasure has just opened a little shop with a mate in Sydney Street in Brighton. It above a clothes shop. Can't remember the name of it i'm afraid but it had only been open a few days when i found it.

                        Derek

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