Empire House Antiques 8 Wrigley Head Failsworth M35 9BL
Opening Hours:9am-4pm Mon-Fri - Sunday 10-3.30pm (*Closed Saturdays*)
Telephone: 07990 013012
It’s a wet Tuesday in March so of course I’m digging around an old antiques and junk warehouse in North Manchester. Failsworth Mill is typical of the old industrial heritage that shrouds North Manchester in its dark, solid embrace. Yet un-typically this mill contains a little gem of a Vinyl store called Rockbottom records. The name is a giveaway as this one is for you Metal muthas and rockers out there. The stock is predominantly Hard Rock, NWOBHM and Punk and it’s a healthy cache ranging from Crass and Iron Maiden albums through to the Rolling Stones, Ratt, AC/DC and Suicidal Tendencies. Other genres are covered, albeit limited, and there is of course a healthy section of classics containing all your Neil Young, U2, Beatles and a good box of £1-ers to lighten the load on the wallet. There is also a selection of CDs however I was too busy looking for that late period Tull album to flick through jewel cases! Prices are very competitive and I came away with the ‘Performance’ Soundtrack LP for less than a few pints and a chip supper.
Jon is your friendly proprietor and will happily chat over your purchases and recommend a few you may have missed. All in all a great addition to our site and brings back fond memories of an old leather jacket I had, comfortable if a little frayed!