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    Originally posted by Felicity, I guess so View Post
    There’s a shop in Newcastle that does that- loads of progs but a range of vintage and new memorabilia too. I have twice used it for last-minute birthday presents ‘Hello, what Forest stuff have you got...?’ and the holy grail of finding the birth date programme of the person whose 40th it is.
    The shop near St James’?

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      Ha, that's my go-to present for friends turning 40 or 50 too, or at least the programme their club's first game of their lifetime.

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        Originally posted by danielmak View Post

        I missed this post originally, but the story is interesting and I'm drawn to the photos. I started (but never finished) a project where I interviewed record store owners in the Chicago area. As anyone participating in this thread who goes to record shops knows, there seem to be three types of shops: (1) Spaces that are total mess, with records stacked randomly and alphabetized sections only partially used. (2) Spaces that are so neat and organized that records are easy to find but the shop just feels too sterile. (3) The shops that fit perfectly between these two: Nothing is piled up randomly but the shop feels inviting and communal.

        The photos of the programme shop seem to fall into (1) even if the text claims that there is an organizational system. I am not a programme collector, but it seems like this business is going to fade either way given the posts above about programmes moving to digital platforms. But maybe a shop could survive in a city if programmes were part of the shop's focus, with books and other football memorabilia rounding out the shop's products.
        I just had a look and the business is still going, has a website which is regularly updated (my recollection from the WSC article was that there wasn't one) and he's still trying to sell it. And it's not a shop, it's his warehouse so I guess he knows where everything is and that's what matters except, of course, for anyone who might want to take the business on.

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          Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post
          I'm sorting out my Dad's hoard.

          We have a load of programmes, tickets, fanzines etc to get rid of, dating back to the 80s.

          They are broadly as follows
          Shrewsbury home and away
          Wales
          Wrexham
          Misc clubs, mainly non league, lots of Telford
          Fanzines & similar

          These are free to anyone who wants to drive to Shrewsbury to pick them up. If your team has been shit enough to play Shrewsbury regularly there will be programmes galore from games with them.


          Any takers?
          I've sorted through all these now and weeded out a few for people who follow other clubs. The fanzines have also all been rehomed.

          Does anyone want several hundred programmes, almost complete Shrewsbury seasons from the last 10 years, and then a load of other random stuff? Subject to lockdown I could even bring them to you. If not, any suggestions of places I could get rid of them?

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            Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post

            I've sorted through all these now and weeded out a few for people who follow other clubs. The fanzines have also all been rehomed.

            Does anyone want several hundred programmes, almost complete Shrewsbury seasons from the last 10 years, and then a load of other random stuff? Subject to lockdown I could even bring them to you. If not, any suggestions of places I could get rid of them?
            PT: I assume the National Football Museum might have everything you have, but the fact that they have a Programme Coordinator position says that they at least value programmes.

            BTW, maybe someone who posts in this thread wants to see if this position was filled. If not, you could jump on it and everyone else can send their stuff to you. Haha.

            https://museumdevelopmentnorthwest.w...ball-museum-2/

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              Originally posted by Jumbo McGinnis View Post

              The shop near St James’?
              Yes, that’s the fella

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                After 4 weeks on Facebook Marketplace I had a flurry of interest today (5 enquiries) and all Dad's programmes have gone to a collector who says his main past-time is sitting and reading old programmes. I'm happy they've gone where they'll be appreciated. He was really chuffed to get a boot full.of programmes for nowt.

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                  That's good to hear, it's heartbreaking to throw out someone's passion, it's nice that they'll live on.

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                    Tbh it wasn't a passion, more of a habit. He always bought a programme. Most of them had never been read.

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                      Yes, it's good to see that they have gone to a good home.

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