Masons Music Record Shop Bag

 

Supplied by Mo Elms

The logo was designed by ‘John Wilde’. I wanted something that covered all the different musical tastes we catered for. At the time we were selling to lots of  Mods,  Psychobilly, Punks, Rock etc. I think he did an excellent job of getting the image right.

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Malcolm McDonald… When we had some decent record shops in Hastings.

Andy Ives… Malcolm, Masons was my favourite back in the day

Tony Ham… I carried many of those bags, crammed to bursting point, from the shop to the railway station, the handles were stretched to their limits and cutting off the circulation to my fingers by the time I got home!

Andy Ives… Classic bag remember it well wish I still had one

David Wilkinson… Sadly none on ebay !!!

Allan Mitchell… Very impressive!

Will Cornell… Oooooh what I wouldn’t give for a Tshirt with this on it, Alan

 

Masons Music Ads around 1982/84

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Tony Ham……Clockwork Criminals, Young And Bold ep, brilliant. I used to go to Mason’s Music on saturday mornings, order a load of obscure records and collect the ones I ordered the week before, happy days.

Phil Thornton…..expandimod !!!!!!

Matt Thomas…..”Ad from 1984 – wish albums were same price lol”

Teenbeat ties?

Peter Fairless… Bet you still have those Barry Manilow calendars!

 

Justin and Diane – Masons Music Queens Road Hastings

supplied by Anthony ‘Nan’ Morland

Matt Thomas… My old manager Justin in Masons Music shop alongside former colleague Diane. where am I?

Alan Esdaile… hopefully serving someone but probably chatting up the girls!

Diane Patricia… OMG, now that’s an old photo!! I don’t think there can be too many of me then – fabulous times

Paul Salfarlie… Fantastic shop, even if you just came to brouse yiu were welcomed

Masons Music – early 80’s 187 Queens Road, with Bill Prince.

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Alan Pepper…..I’ll have one from the top and five from anywhere else please Bill !!

Will Cornell…..Marley “Legend” up top…video…or did ya’ll have CD Longboxes over there? The first few years of CDs had those for security purposes (hard to stuff into your pocket). Yes, ’84 or later. Curious: what’s “staff only”? The pile of stuff employees promised to buy when the next paycheck came in? My own store’s “wish bin” looked similarly loaded.

Matt Thomas……that is actually the sign above the door to the back room – well camouflaged lo. Smiths ‘How Soon Is Now’ in the charts, 1985 – just had a closer look and King ‘Love & Pride’ is in the chart and Stephen TinTin Duffy ‘Kiss Me’

 

 

Record order receipt from Masons Music 187 Queens Road Hastings.

Supplied by Phil Gill

Phil Gill… Found this today…is it in yet Alan?

Matt Thomas… Sorry discontinued

Jim Breeds… It was ordered twice by mistake.

Phil Gill… Jim, Great, a double album

Kev Towner… Were you in two minds about it Phil.

Alan Esdaile… and I thought 187 was more a punk/mod shop!

Paul Marshall and Zena – Masons Music 187 Queens Road Hastings – early 80’s and early record bag.

welcome to our newest member to SMART Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall… Wow

Tony May… I think the fact that the calendars on the wall say 1983 gives a clue to the year! (lol) Great pic, good times…

Paul Marshall… I am just doing the maths as well. I just turned 51 so I would have been just 17 in that pic  and the lovely Zena.

Tony May… A really early one! I’m not sure if you even had bags when I bought my ‘MUD Greats’ single on the pier?

Alan Esdaile… probably paper bags, white for singles, brown for lp’s and at one stage would have had a rubber stamp name on the bag.

Zoe Honey… you will have the same hairstyle once this lockdown is over 💇‍♂️😅 xxxxxxx