Record Store Day ‘best-ever’ at Downham

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Lewks in Downham was the place to be on Saturday for its ever-popular Record Store Day.

And this year, according to the store owner Lawrence Welham “it was the best ever – and even the weather was perfect.

He added: “The queue started forming at 12 midnight, there were several in it by 5am and by 7am it was across the precinct to Boots and down towards the Market.

“Radio Norfolk came along at 7.30 am and the first band on Flint Moore started entertaining the waiting public at 8 am ready for us to open at 8.30.

“Ed Taylor, Morganway and Phoenix Calling , all local bands, followed on during the morning keeping the queue and the public entertained whilst the sun shone.

“Top sellers for the day for us were, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, White Stripes, Biffy Clyro and David Bowie.”

Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when more than700 independent stores in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture.

The UK followed suit and this year was the eighth celebration of the UK’s unique independent sector.

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.