7 of the best record shops in Lancashire

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Retro sounds and vinyls are back in fashion, take a look at some of the best places to find your favourite records in and around Lancashire.

Vinyl Groove café The Vinyl Groove Café is a place where you can spend an afternoon sifting through your favourite records and stop for a bite to eat. The café’s atmosphere is serenaded with the eclectic sounds of the record shop, giving you a soundtrack while you eat. 2 Queen St, Lytham, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 5LQ vinylgroovecafe.co.uk

Read all about Vinyl Groove Cafe in the April issue of Lancashire Life

Action Records Action Records has provided the North with sounds from around the globe since 1979, first starting off on a stall in Blackpool just as the independent music scene was emerging. Indulge in a variety of rare music and new releases. Action Records, 46 Church Street, Preston, PR1 3DH, UK www.actionrecords.co.uk

Vinyl Revival Manchester Vinyl Revival can be found in the heart of Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter. Much of the store is dedicated to local bands ranging from the 60’s to the present day but there’s also a great selection of Punk, Reggae, Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Electro and more. Vinyl Revival, 5 Hilton Street, Manchester, England, M4 1LP vinylrevivalmcr.com

Static Records For many years the owners at Static Records enjoyed collecting records but in 2012 they decided to focus their efforts to selling pre-loved records that have been cleaned and looked after. With over 3,000 records for sale at present you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. 43 Hallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LR staticrecordswigan.co.uk

Dig Vinyl Bold Street is the new home of modern record shop Dig Vinyl hidden in the basement of Soho’s clothes shop. They stock a range of second hand vinyl along with sealed repressed copies and select new sounds. Choose from your favourite Indie, Funk, Punk, Beat, Prog Jazz, Reggae and more. 80 Bold St, Soho’s Basement, Liverpool L1 4HR digliverpool.co.uk

The Jacaranda The Jacaranda is a popular hangout for locals in Liverpool, hosting live music, performances and comedy. It has even played host to The Beatles in their early years. A short venture upstairs and you’ll find a café and record shop, where you can select music to play in your personal record player located in the centre of each table. 21-23 Slater St, Liverpool, L1 4BW www.facebook.com/The-Jacaranda-Club-112256287792

Rebound Book and Coffee Shop Rebound is a quirky book store, coffee shop and technically record shop too as it sells vinyl records and tapes. Rebound stock depends solely on donations from locals and they work hard to fulfil their mission to train unemployed local people to work in retail. 15 Town Hall Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AG www.facebook.com/ReboundBookShop