This nice display advert dates from 1954 and shows the famous local music shop Wilson Pecks more or less reaching the zenith of their business. By this time they occupied a huge shop opposite the town hall with departments across several floors.  Many local musicians got their first gear here, and their record and concert ticket department were familiar to most music enthusiasts.

As you can see they had branched out into TVs and other electrical goods. We don’t remember their branch on London Road so it may have closed not long after.  They also had a branch in Chesterfield but again this is poorly documented.  There are more details and some old shop bags on our A-Z page.

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