This near-legendary Mansfield record shop was one of the triggers for Pop Goes Mansfield. If the town had been home to such an affectionately remembered music institution, what other memories from local fans might our research uncover? Syd Booths original premises were at 17 Rosemary Street, with later locations at 11 Queen Street; the Four Seasons Shopping Centre and 26, Idlewells Precinct, Sutton-in-Ashfield. By the time business had moved to Queen Street the shop was selling records and cassettes as well as the hardware on which to play them. As it expanded, Queen Street came to sell only hi-fi equipment, the record department having moved to the Four Seasons. During the course of preparing our summer exhibition, we have been greatly impressed by the fond recollections so many Mansfield people have of this now-sadly defunct part of the town’s history. Many remember Syd himself; most are familiar with son Bill, who took over the running of the shop from his father. Both are well-respected for their musical understanding. Several contributors also speak very highly of the knowledge of the many staff who were in charge of various specialist departments. One ex-customer regaled us with the tale of the Trent buses which years ago doubled a profitable delivery service, stopping outside the Queen Street premises to deliver parcels of records from Nottingham!