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Old 26th Mar 2013, 3:02 pm   #161
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Hi Pichaker. Yes it was the one on the left as you went up the A12 towards the swing bridge. Last time I was there, it had closed - what a shame.
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 7:43 am   #162
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Happens to all the best shops,

Pattrick Bros, Cosmic, & Arrow Electronics in Brentwood.
English's in Hutton,
Bi Pre Pak, and the proper Maplins, can't remember the name of the other surplus store in Westcliff.

RCS, Bull, RTVC.... The list goes on.
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Old 28th Mar 2013, 1:13 pm   #163
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Arrow Electronics in Brentwood.
Haven't they grown up into a big distributor now or is that a different company?
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Old 28th Mar 2013, 1:15 pm   #164
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Also add Ambitt in Gresham Road before they moved to the other side of town and imploded.....

Arrow Electronics became Arrow Radio in Hatfield Peverell and then ........ "Frankie Say no More!"
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Old 28th Mar 2013, 1:54 pm   #165
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Weren't Arrow Electronics originally LST components? I used to order from them back in the 60's

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Old 28th Mar 2013, 2:08 pm   #166
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Something like G3LST and I believe you are correct....
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Old 7th May 2013, 4:06 pm   #167
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Telstar, I remember the shop I think from a visit to Pakefield I made in the mid 80's. Was it the one on the left as you were travelling towards the bridge and was on a corner with lots of stff in the window?
Hi. I managed to find out from a forum about Lowestoft that the shop did not have a name, it was just known as the electronics shop.
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Old 7th May 2013, 5:40 pm   #168
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Old 8th May 2013, 11:02 am   #169
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What happened to Jermyn components in the Manchester area? - early 1970s their catalogue was bigger than RS.
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Old 8th May 2013, 11:12 am   #170
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One for the New South Wales based Aussies.
Remember "Radio Dispatch Services" situated in George Street at Ultimo, just near Central Railway Station.
Very much a "Tradies" parts supply place. Many memories of buying my supplies there. I lived in a country area and had to make sure all of my purchase list was correct and I hadn't forgotten anything. Such a long way back to pick up some small forgotten item.
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Old 8th May 2013, 11:45 am   #171
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Anyone remember Frank Mozer in Edmonton and Crescent Radio in Mayes Rd Wood Green ?
Jobstocks in Walthamstow brings back great memories.I bought a R1155 from them and took it home to Tottenham on the bus.
Sure do.

Frank Mozer was where my late Father used to go for his parts (dragging me along as a snotty nosed kid). From that I caught the bug and ended up working there myself in the late 1960's till 1977 - when I left to work for the magazine: ETI (Electronics Today International).

Frank was well known locally and, on Saturdays, customers cued outside his shop into the street as it was so busy.

Frank would have been more well known had he offered Mail Order but he thought that was: "the work of the devil" !
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Old 8th May 2013, 1:46 pm   #172
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Cheers Mike.
Hi. Apparently, the former owner died a while back. Don't know what the shop consists of today?
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Old 8th May 2013, 2:13 pm   #173
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Patrick Bro's in Ongar Road Brentwood, Many a Saturday sifting through the surplus outside and in the narrow doorway.

Equally crowded inside as well

An Alladins cave.
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Old 11th May 2013, 3:00 pm   #174
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On my occasional trips to Nottingham in the 1970's, I used to sometimes visit a seedy shop at the top of North Sherwood St with no sign above it,where lots of surplus and ex-industrial electronic gear was on sale. I bought some boards from there once with a total of more than 300 red leds on them for 2-50p in about 1972. Quite a bargain then.
I seem to recall the rotund owner was known as "Douggie".
Also there was a shop at nearby Eastwood run by Noel and (?)Phil, where I bought an immaculate GEC BRT400 receiver for 40, and my ever-useful 'TEC' Dip-Meter. Does anybody else recall these long gone shops?
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Old 22nd May 2013, 10:13 am   #175
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Dukes of Romford Road Manor Park to me was rather like The Vatican is to the Pope, the holy of holies. The prices were good if one was selective and bargaining was the order of the day. I refer to the late 1950s and 60s.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 9:59 pm   #176
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I also used to get stuff from Dukes at that time: a veritable Aladdin's cave. They were still going strong in the early 1970's There was another electrical shop further along the Romford Road going towards Stratford (just past the Princess Alice at Forest Gate) that had a large range of audio connectors on display inside, and racks of government surplus electrical stuff outside. I can't remember the name but I did once take my EL3585 portable tape recorder there for a service.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 10:13 pm   #177
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Edinburgh in the 1960s had two excellent radio shops. There was Browns on George IV bridge and Millars wireless at the top of Leith street. Browns always had an excellent stock of new and old components. Millars stocked almost anything including WW2 surplus. For a young lad of 15 or so it was like electronic heaven.

Edit: Just found this site.

http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/1_edin/1...s_wireless.htm

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Old 23rd May 2013, 9:57 am   #178
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Another one for the Aussies in Sydney/New South Wales. Remember Waltham Dan, 96 Oxford Street. I went there in 1987 for a valve for a Kriesler Radio.

Tiny store, radios everywhere, and floor to ceiling shelves full of valves. I think I paid $9.00 for the one I wanted. I was 16 at the time.

It closed a year or so later, I'm guessing the owner passed away (he looked like he was 90 in the shade).

Always wondered what happened to all the valves and radios.

Also - I do remember Radio Despatch Service. I went there as a kid too. They used to advertise for years (as did Waltham Dan) in "Radio, Television and Hobbies", and then when it changed name, Electronics Australia.
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Old 23rd May 2013, 1:17 pm   #179
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Ahhhhh John116. Those were the days of fun. "Deitch Brothers" store. The younger one was "Abe". Quite a nice man but still a business man. Can't remember his older brother's name. And then there is the slim frail old fellow who had a diposals store in the old Waltons store. I bought a bit of kit from him too. All of these diposals stores were along Oxford street in Sydney. Good times.

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