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Hime And Addison
Photo of a box of 78s taken by Eddy Rhead. Many 78s during this period had adverts for the shops that were selling them on the sleeve.

I would be very interested to hear from anyone who remembers Hime & Addison on John Dalton Street (est 1815).

The year is a guess.

From Wikipedia:

Regal Zonophone Records was a British record label formed in 1932, through a merger of the Regal and Zonophone labels. This followed the merger of those labels' respective parent companies - the Columbia Graphophone Company and the Gramophone Company - to form EMI. At the merger, those records from the Regal Records catalogue were prefixed 'MR' and those from the Zonophone Records catalogue were prefixed 'T'] Record releases after the merger continued using only the 'MR' prefix.

Originally Regal Zonophone handled American releases from Okeh Records, Victor Records and Columbia Records, as well as offering home-grown recordings by artists such as Gracie Fields and George Formby.The label is also known for its releases of Salvation Army (particularly brass band) music.
Artefact added : 19th November 2014
by Abigail
margaret Says –
I remember Hime & Addison on John Dalton Street very well from the 1970's as I purchased many tickets from the box office located within the store. My friend and I even queued up all night outside the store to purchase tickets for Emerson Lake & Palmer at the Free Trade Hall in November 1972. Those were the days when you could purchase tickets a couple of weeks before the actual performance and not have to wait nearly a year before you get to see the band!
COMMENT ADDED 19th November 2014
Coe1951 Says –
I worked at Hime & Addison in the late 60's early 70's. I worked downstairs in the 'modern music' department and also in the box office for concerts at the Free Trade Hall (great because we got to see a lot of the concerts free). Old Mr Ansel was a lovely man to work for. I miss that sort of shop so much!
COMMENT ADDED 30th August 2017
barryt Says –
I think that this was probably Noah Ancill, manager of the radio and records dept. He was a friend of my late Uncle Roy Mansell.
COMMENT ADDED 24th October 2017
Abigail Says –
Fascinating stuff! Thank you!
COMMENT ADDED 24th October 2017
Barbara Elliott Says –
I had a pin money job working for Hime and Addison at the Free trade hall,Sunday night concerts. I worked with my friends Joan Prince and Sylvia and Gloria Davies. Joan and I worked in the balcony,Sylvia and Gloria were downstairs. We were selling programmes and showing people to their seats. Once the interval finished we were free to watch the show and got paid for the privilege. It was mainly Jazz groups e.g Acker Bilk,etc but also Shirley Bassey. Happy days!
COMMENT ADDED 15th January 2018
Abigail Says –
Wonderful to hear this memory!
COMMENT ADDED 15th January 2018
Debbie Magid Says –
Hi my father was Barry Ancill, my grandpa was Noah Ancill. I remember spending many hours in Hime and Addison when I was a little girl! It’s so nice to read all these memories and comments! I remember the queues for tickets for conversation, sometimes all the way round the block!
COMMENT ADDED 16th July 2019
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