I set up my first shop in 1977, but I’ve owned a few different businesses since that time. I had seen other shops that were dealing in collectables but no one catered for a really wide range of genres/formats.
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Alun Hughes - Alun Hughes Film, Music and Nostalgia
I therefore saw a gap In the Market and in 2006 established my new business which deals with anything associated with film, music and nostalgia. This includes DVDs, CDs, Vinyl, T Shirts, Accessories and posters. My customers are generally older, and want the joy of finding and buying the product instead of going online. I enjoy the fact that I am working in a job that would otherwise be my hobby.