Ok so it wasn’t as loved as Oven Ready Records but HMV Aylesbury served the town well for almost 20 years as it closed it’s doors for the last time on Saturday.
We all probably have our own fond memories but mine were the slightly ramshackle local band instores and the fabled ‘secret’ shop detective of the mid-90’s. A nice bloke, but his role was pretty pointless for a such a small store and customers often chatting with him as he endlessly searched for that elusive release. On the downside the CD’s with the ‘import’ stickers (they weren’t) that cost about £18 remain a rip off to this day and the decision to remove the vinyl section kind of shows how out of touch the chain became. But hey, goodbye none the less….