About us




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Adrians is an independent record store in Wickford, Essex. Starting in 1969 we began trading in vinyl records at various markets around Essex, then at premises in the Wickford Market Hall.  Soon after, with the business growing rapidly, Adrians moved into larger premises in Wickford High Street, later knocking through into the empty store next door, and we are still trading from part of that double building to this day, having been in the late 1980s the largest independent record store in the UK.  Adrians opened the first ever UK "Videos To Buy" store in the late 80s and went on to win 9 National Industry Awards over the next 10 years.


You can read much more about the history of Adrians in Graham Jones's fascinating

book The Last Shop Standing.


From the earliest days of the 1970s Adrians has also run a specialist mail order service, shipping records to most countries worldwide. We currently run an online store alongside our Amazon Marketplace and Ebay stores.


Over the years we have played host to many special guests from Donny Osmond and Chas 'n' Dave to Alvin Stardust and McFly.  McFly brought over 4000 fans to Wickford High Street which the police had to close!


Each year we are an integral part of Record Store Day for which many artists release special limited edition records for fans and collectors to enjoy.  We are also long-standing members of the Entertainment Retailers' Association (ERA).


We are regularly adding new titles for collectors from our extensive warehouse stock 

which cover many genres and formats. These are unplayed records which have been stored since the day they were delivered to us by the many record labels with whom we dealt all those decades ago. Many of these items in this unplayed condition cannot be obtained elsewhere.


Visit us via Amazon or Ebay, or our own website. If you want more information on any particular item, ring or email us.

If you are interested in quite a number of items, we can sometimes offer you a discount if you email us directly on sales@adrians.co.uk


If you can, why not visit our retail store in Adrians Alley off Wickford High Street (opposite Poundland) to see 1000s of rare and deleted items on vinyl and CD.  We also have showcases of memorabilia for sale, and framed discs as well. All these make excellent gifts for collectors.


We accept all major credit/debit cards and cheques, but please note orders placed through our website can be paid for only by PayPal at this time.







McFly visit
Son Of Dork visit

Our Team

Mike Dalby


Lee Arnold

Mail Order Supervisor

But not quite yet!
1. Our in-store sales are now in full swing.
2. You can make reasonable offers in our ebay store.
3. If you are looking for bulk copies - see below.
Record Shop Owners:-
We have many such retailers
who buy from us regularly.  We would prefer to sell to you directly. 
If interested in any particular bulk items please email to


Our Opening Times


Monday - Saturday

9am to 5pm



10am to 4pm


Bank Holidays

10am to 4pm


Contact Us:


Tel: 01268 733318



Email: sales@adrians.co.uk


Adrians Records

Adrians Alley 

36/38 High Street



SS12 9AZ



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You can order online through our Ebay or Amazon Marketplace stores or through our own online store

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