OK it’s not in Manchester…but we couldn’t resist a feature on this Tardis-like record shop in North Wales.
Well what’s a digger meant to do when he has been working all day in Wales and gets off early…..go and visit what is reputably the UK’s smallest record shop that’s what. Nestled on the corner of Mold High Street sits Vod Records. Run by the very enthusiastic Colin, a key mover on the Welsh record fair scene, this shop is a treat. No more than 20 foot by 6 and packed from floor to ceiling with goodies. Stacks of great vinyl at sensible prices (Rock, Pop, Soul, 70s, Reggae, Dance) all in excellent condition as well as a nice collection of contemporary 7s and 12s, CDs, T shirts and a smattering of memorabilia…. now this is how to do it.
The place has a smile written all over it and you can stand at one end of the shop whilst flicking through the racks at the other end…Mr Tickle style. You get a real sense that the shop is a key part of the local community and at the heart of musical happenings across these fair hills. Highly recommended if you’re venturing further afield, or passing on your way to Manchester!
So praise be to Colin, keep it up fella..see you soon.
Opening Hours vary, usually Thurs, Fri, Sat and sometimes during the week. (Check their myspace page for the latest times)
Vod Music, 28 New Street, Mold, Flintshire