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Shoppers were treated to a 'trip back in time' this week - thanks to some building work.

Passers-by were given a glimpse of a bygone era when work on the front of 90 St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds, revealed the old sign for Andy's Records.

The front of the shop is being prepared for new Greek restaurant - The Olive Grove.

Andy's Records sign revealed during building work. Picture by Chris Morris
Andy's Records sign revealed during building work. Picture by Chris Morris

Andy's Records, based in Bury St Edmunds, traded between 1969 to 2003.

It was headquartered in the town, had roots in Felixstowe and Cambridge, and branches in Ipswich and Colchester.

In 1993, the company won the prestigious Music Week Independent Retailer Award, and continued to win this award each year until 1999.

The chain also came third in 2002 as National Music Retailer.

By the mid-1990s, the company had climbed into the Top 500 of UK companies and boasted a portfolio of more than 30 stores.

90 St John's Street dates back to the early 19th century, and has a long 20th century rear extension.