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Old 30th Jul 2017, 3:14 pm   #441
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I see your post about this was in 2013, when Aitkens may still just have been going.

I'm sorry to say they are no more. I am as much to blame for that as anyone, as at one time there was scarcely a Saturday when I didn't cycle the 4-5 miles into town to get my precious little white paper bag full of components (with the price added up in biro on the bag).
Aitekns - wow that brings back memories from 45 years ago when they were going strong. They were the source of bits in my early and mid teens for what was to become my degree choice, and a fair chunk of my career. I'm not surprised that they are defunct, alas. Time has moved on, and far fewer people build stuff from basic parts; everything built now starts with a something like a raspberry pi and software to control some gizmo. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but ultimately that trend, and e-commerce, would have rung their death knell.

Can you remember the street that they were on? It was somewhere around the back of the central arcade if I remember correctly.

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Old 30th Jul 2017, 6:36 pm   #442
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Hi Craig, they were latterly in High Bridge, just off the Big Market
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Old 31st Jul 2017, 8:14 am   #443
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Old 3rd Aug 2017, 3:33 pm   #445
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Here's a tall order:
In the (excellent) film drama 'Hell Drivers' (1957), the hero, played by Stanley Baker, visits a shop in Brentford High Street. As he crosses the road, a next-door radio shop can be made out, with a pile of BBC-only TV sets outside, presumably 'to clear'.
Does anyone recognise the shop?
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Hope it has not been mentioned before but can anyone remember the name of the electronics shop at the end of Hoe St, Walthamstow? It was just a few yards from the "Bell" pub which has survived unlike the shop.
Bought all the components for my earliest projects there around 1967.
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