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(Message started by: NeilJR on Mar 7th, 2005, 4:39pm)

Title: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by NeilJR on Mar 7th, 2005, 4:39pm
Hello All
Does anyone know whether Backtrax Records which was located in the Pioneer Market has moved to anywhere else nearby or did it close down for good?
Thanks
Neil

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Jamlamont on Mar 7th, 2005, 11:03pm
Hello Neil. I don't know the answer to your question I'm afraid, but assume you have done a search on the net for them?

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Yan on Mar 8th, 2005, 5:14pm
If the company still exists then it would be listed on the yellow pages website and the thompson local directory website,unfortunately backtrax is not listed on either.

Here is a link for "Backtrax Mail Order",which specialises in the same sort of thing that the shop you mention used to do.I dont know if is anything to do with Backtrax records,that used to be in Pioneer Market,but its worth a go contacting them,You got nothing to lose!!!

Here are their details:

http://secure.vip-24.com/trader.asp?Trader=83

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Vix on Mar 8th, 2005, 10:46pm
I don't think that Ilford has even got a 'record' shop anymore. You can buy CDs in WH Smiths and Woolies, but that's rather limited.

Does anyone else remember Ron's Music Stores in the Pioneer Market?

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Feenix on Mar 9th, 2005, 2:06am
I do Vix and there was Stanwood Radio down Ilford Lane and a shop opposite the market next to Daves' cafe.

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Yan on Mar 9th, 2005, 4:47am
Where abouts down ilford lane was dave's cafe??

....correct me if im wrong,but also on the corner of southbourne gardens used to be a petrol station???,is it still there?????

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Feenix on Mar 9th, 2005, 7:39am
Opposite the market next to the record shop!

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Yan on Mar 9th, 2005, 1:25pm
Does anyone know if sounds familiar (2nd hand record shop) in romford is still there????

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Vix on Mar 9th, 2005, 1:27pm
There is a second hand record store in Romford, plus a few proper 'record'/CD shops.

I still love looking through old vinyl albums and 45s.

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Yan on Mar 9th, 2005, 1:29pm
I remember from sounds familiar they used to sell a bag of 20 12" vinyl's for a pound!!!,you used to get some good tunes in there as well as a load of carp!!

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Aussie_Pete on Mar 9th, 2005, 7:23pm
When I was a milkman I used to have my morning cuppa and cheese roll in Dave's Cafe. Still buy the odd vinyl LP if it's in good nick, with decent equipment vinyl sounds far better than CD's. Still got a couple of records I bought in Ron's in the Pioneer Market. First 45 I ever bought was "Great Balls of Fire"...Pete.

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Bertie on Mar 9th, 2005, 7:51pm
You just know that Feenix is going to have a humorous reply for that Pete!!  

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Bertie on Mar 9th, 2005, 7:53pm
PS: Got a letter from a distant cousin in Port Macquarie today with photos and a note saying 'an ideal place to live or visit'.  You lot are killing me!!!

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Feenix on Mar 9th, 2005, 10:05pm
That record wasn't bought after reading Lady Chatterley AP??

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by exab on Mar 9th, 2005, 10:51pm
She didn't make that quote Feenix.I think that can be attributed to Jerry Lee lewis after he'd finished bonking his 13 year old cousin.

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Bertie on Mar 9th, 2005, 11:08pm

on 03/09/05 at 22:05:22, Feenix wrote:
That record wasn't bought after reading Lady Chatterley AP??


See!  I just knew it - lolol

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by exab on Mar 9th, 2005, 11:33pm
She's Burlington Bertie from Bow.POM,POM

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Aussie_Pete on Mar 10th, 2005, 4:32am
Do remember the Lady Chatterly book going 'round the school after it had been banned. Gawd what a load of fuss about nothing ay. Wasn't there another Record Shop next to Lyon's?....Pete.

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by greatest_student on Apr 13th, 2005, 9:25pm
Backtrax is sorely missed- i reckon 90% of my CDs were bought there and i got all of my vinyl there as well.
I'm surprised that no-one stepped in to help Backtrax- it should have been saved for future generations. However, if more people had gone there i probably wouldn't have been able to get the original Led Zep catalogue on vinyl.
My first-edition Led Zep III is worth well over 300, and i'm not sure how much my white label copy of Led Zep I is worth but i bet it's damn high!

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Adrian on Apr 13th, 2005, 9:50pm
I'm afraid E Bay has killed off most of these quaint old shops...it's far cheaper for them to sell from home to the world rather than sit in a shop all day paying rates and waiting for the public to drop in.  I've just bid on a double CD of Family ( remember them ?) in mint condition at a srart price of 3.50 and 2.70 postage which can't be bad.............Ady

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Aussie_Pete on Apr 13th, 2005, 9:58pm
That's a shame Ady. There was nothing quite like flicking through the records in the old style shops....Pete.

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Scathach on Apr 13th, 2005, 9:58pm
Who's Family??

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Adrian on Apr 13th, 2005, 10:02pm
A band from the 70's...Roger Chapman was the main singer and had a very gravelly (?) voice, also wrote a lot of tunes............Ady

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by greatest_student on Apr 13th, 2005, 10:13pm
*sniff sniff*
I smell the distinct aroma of "prog rock"... but i could be wrong.

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Adrian on Apr 13th, 2005, 10:16pm
Spot on GS, but I like all sorts from classical to punk.
The CD I'm bidding on is coming from Russia by the way!.............Ady

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by greatest_student on Apr 13th, 2005, 10:18pm
Don't get me wrong, i like prog too. Well, the good stuff like Camel, Genesis, Yes and the dinosaur that is Pinkus Floydus.

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by Scathach on Apr 13th, 2005, 10:20pm
Just bought a good CD called Teenage kicks, its got The Clash, Sham 69 and more, I haven't heard all of it yet, but what I have heard has brought back many memories (ah!)

Title: Re: Backtrax Records Pioneer Market?
Post by nbaidoo on Jan 8th, 2019, 11:25am
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vp9WbSgY84gUY4hirLvuNWp5SiUyVMFj/view?usp=sharing

I wrote a brief case study detailing the loss of Ilford's Pioneer Market and analysis of some of the subsequent developments that have been proposed, within Ilford, since its demolition in 2005.



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