Post by Jeff Layman Post by Chris J Dixon Post by Andrew
There used to be an electrical emporium in Worthing where they
bought ex-mod stuff and mostly salvaged the backplane connectors
for the gold, but some MOD stuff had gold-plated transistors and
other goodies. Wonderful place for old electronic bits and bobs.
I never really did component stuff, but Shudehill in Manchester,
where Proops and other emporia were to be found, was the area to
browse when I lived in the area in the early 70s.
I wonder if that was the same Proops who had a shop in Tottenham Court
Road in London for many years in the 50s and 60s? Anyone remember Z & I
Aero (also in TCR, almost opposite Heals IIRC).
I never knew they had a shop in Westbourne Grove.
A collection I put together about 2005, perhaps all gone now
GWM Radio Ltd,Worthing (legacy site? http://gwmradio.netfirms.com "page
info" dates all 2003);Techno Trade,West St, Fareham ; Greenweld, Shirley
Southampton (trading name
continues ); Afflecks ,Shirley Southampton; Fraser Electronics, Southsea
; a shop with forgotten name in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth.
Some details nationally for anyone nearby to these, but they may not
have shop-type premises
and may have ceased.
N R Bardwell Ltd, 288 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield,
Aitken Brothers ,High Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne
E.S.R. Electronic Components ,Cullercoates, Newcastle http://www.esr.co.uk
Bargain Buy , Great Yarmouth
Modern Radio, Derby St, Bolton, www.modernradio.co.uk
Semiconductor Supplies International Ltd
128/130 Carshalton Road, Sutton, Surrey
Farnell's trade counter on the Maybrook industrial estate in Leeds is
usually worth a look if you're in the area. They have a "Bargain Bin"
M&B Radio used to be pretty good too. Used to be under the Dark Arches
(Swinegate) under the train station, but that shop closed ages ago.
Apparently they've reopened in Addingham.
Potts, Derby, http://www.rfpotts.com/
Anchor Supplies , Nottingham .
Birketts , Lincoln
RIP "Forum Stores" in Southampton
it is no more. That is the electronic junk emporium that over the years
from the tram shed and Nissen huts of Richard Taunton School, probably
started late 1960s, to Bellemoor
School to the defunct boiler room of Montefiore Hall, Wessex Lane and
a shed tucked behind the chemistry section of the university in 1990s.
When at taunton school
and it was late afternoon and sunny and quiet in the shed, Dougie would
open up the tram shed. No lighting inside so required sunlight through
the tram sized
doors to see around. Like a small scale Wroughton airfield Science
of earlier technology, like Holorith punch card "typewriter" etc .
The overlying educational trust Southern Science & Technology Forum
seems to have
expired about 2002, the stores closed a bit before that.
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