On this day… 21st February 2009

Dateline: Saturday 21st February 2009. Location: Ship Lane, Purfleet, Essex. Assignment: Match coverage of Thurrock vs AFC Wimbledon in the Conference South for the Thurrock Recorder newspaper. Image (above): Sam Hatton scores the winning goal for the away team with a free-kick. Weather: Sunny and cold. A tale of two teams and their differing destinies:Continue reading “On this day… 21st February 2009”

Pukka packaging for precious vinyl

Sad I know, but I always enjoy receiving a delivery of packaging materials. Bulk purchases help keep the costs down and a large number of boxes arrived at TGS towers yesterday. Included were cardboard LP mailers, corrugated stiffeners, fresh white paper inner sleeves and re-usable 12″ poly bags for storing those precious records…. plus someContinue reading “Pukka packaging for precious vinyl”

New arrivals… some prime 12 inch cuts

Another fine selection to add to our burgeoning stock of vinyl – a quality bunch of 12″ singles! Some great titles here including classic titles from Deee-Lite, Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Public Image Limited, John Lennon and Run DMC. We absolutely adore the 12″ single format here at TGS towers. Due toContinue reading “New arrivals… some prime 12 inch cuts”

Way out east… glorious grandstands

Above you’ll see the remarkable covered terrace at Wisbech Town Football Club‘s old home, Fenland Park – a truly unique barn-like structure. The Cambridgeshire team moved out of the ground in 2008. The club has been in the news recently after Storm Ciara tragically destroyed a stand at their current Fenland Stadium home and theyContinue reading “Way out east… glorious grandstands”

Incoming… vinyl cleaned and ready to go

Here’s a recent and somewhat eclectic acquistion of LPs and 12″ singles… all cleaned, play-tested and listed in our eBay emporium. The main image shows some peachy discs from Barry Brown & Johnny Clarke, Sacred Reich, The Byrds, Shabba Ranks & Chaka Demus, Blackslate Meets Soul Syndicate and House Of Love. And then (below) offeringsContinue reading “Incoming… vinyl cleaned and ready to go”

County Championship 2020 venues

With just over two months to go before the start of the 2020 County Championship season, here’s a quick look at the ten Division One venues via the lens of TGS. Essex CCC (top) – The Cloudfm County Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford. My local ground and home of the current County Champions. This viewContinue reading “County Championship 2020 venues”

On this day… 4th February 2006

Dateline: Saturday 4th February 2006. Location: Edgar Street, Hereford. Assignment: Coverage of the FA Trophy 3rd Round match between Hereford United and Grays Athletic for the Thurrock Recorder. Image: Grays goalkeeper Ashley Bayes celebrates with characteristic gusto at the final whistle. Weather: Cool and overcast. This was a memorable day out for a number ofContinue reading “On this day… 4th February 2006”

Freshly vacuumed vinyl

All of our vinyl records are cleaned before dispatch. Spreading some specialist cleaning fluid across the surface of the record, followed by a few rotations on the rather excellent Pro-ject VC-S Mk II vacuum cleaning machine certainly makes for a much improved playback experience. Clearly this process isn’t going to remove physical defects like scratchesContinue reading “Freshly vacuumed vinyl”

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