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Record shop opens on John Bonham's childhood street

Redditch Editorial 26th Feb, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

A RECORD enthusiast has returned to the street she grew up on to open up a new shop.

Ros Sidaway has previously operated Vintage Trax as a pop-up shop in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre but has now taken the decision to open up on the Birchfield Road in Headless Cross.

The store opens tomorrow (February 28) at 10.30am and will sell a range of pre-loved vinyl albums, 45s and cassettes from the 1950s to the 1990s along with music-related books, DVDs, merchandise and memorabilia, as well as a gifts handcrafted from old and damaged vinyl records.

The road holds memories for her as the shop is just a few doors down from her childhood home and the house where Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was born.

Ros, who is treasurer of the John Bonham Memorial Fund campaign to get a statue in tribute to the skinsman installed on Church Green, said: “This street holds special memories for me personally. The shop was a sweet shop (The Chocolate Box) when I was a little girl and I remember the old couple, Mr and

Mrs Brasil, who owned it before Mrs Melley took it over. And the fact that John Bonham was born on Birchfield Road makes it all the more fitting to have a record shop here today.”


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