posted October 11, 2017 03:13 PM
I was passing through Leicester on Monday and found a shop selling all sorts of things, books, model railways, Meccano parts (all second hand) and some 8mm films, spools and cameras. This is the window display
I didn't go in due to the amount of luggage I was carrying. The owner looked far from young and there are not many of this sort of shops around now.
posted October 12, 2017 11:42 AM
There are some very yummy titles there! I have always admired and been a tad bit jealous of you folks over in the U.K., as you guys kept the super 8 film hobby going for far longer and STILL, to this day, have a number of choices to go to for collecting Super 8!
-------------------- "All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted October 13, 2017 02:34 AM
Many, many years ago, Leicester had two great cine shops.
1) Sarson's Screen Services (aka United Film Services) run by Bob Sarson. I had regular dealings with him and got many bargains in 16mm films and equipment.
2) Frank E. Jessop who used to sell (amongst other things) short 16mm musicals known as "Musical Miniatures", later to be released on 9.5mm sound by Pathescope. From this inauspicious start the great company of Jessops evolved.