24 items @£31


It’s been exactly one month since my last Charity Shop excursion; looking for cheap, donated or neglected records that have perhaps found their last resting place in a box of junk next to manky old boots and picture frames.

This time around I decided to look for compact disc too. There are plenty out there on racks, but it’s a case of flicking through hundreds to find something that would interest me.

My first port of call was Low Fell, I struck lucky several weeks ago here in one particular charity shop but sadly this time around the scraps were classical LPS or The Seekers. I decided to move on to Gateshead.

Gateshead is basically a one-horse town. Poor people rub shoulders with poor people. There are more charity shops here than ‘normal’ trading shops. The latter have either moved on or closed.

I managed to find several worthy items, all at reasonable prices. CDs were fifty pence to a £1 each in most of the shops I looked in. I even come away with a boxed Bodum cafetiere for £4. It still had the scoop and was unused.

Next excursion was walking across the High Level Bridge into Newcastle. The place was buzzing with football supporters, the Mags had a match with Brighton. The charity shops were also packed, there are plenty to visit. I had my excavation work cut out!

Coming home today:

CD charity shop additions:
  • Bo Diddley – “Jungle Music” (Blues Collection Magazine BLU NC 005) 1993 £1
  • Jimmy Reed – “You Don’t Have To Go” (Blues Collection Magazine BLU NC 018) 1994 £1
  • Sonny Boy Williamson – “Nine Below Zero” (Blues Collection Magazine BLU MC 010) 1993 £1
  • John Lee Hooker – “Best Of” (Music Club MCCD 020) 1996 £2
  • Everly Brothers – “Devoted To You” (Fast Forward FFCD 845) 1996 £1
  • Top Of The Pops -“1967” (BBC / EMI) 2007 £1
  • Mod And Beyond – “Various” (Crimson) 2002 50p
  • Ready Steady Go! – “The Sixties Sound Of Motown” (Polygram) 1998 50p

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