Vinyl dreams: 10 amazing West Yorkshire record shops

Mark Richardson, at Loafers Vinyl and Coffee, Piece Hall, Halifax
Mark Richardson, at Loafers Vinyl and Coffee, Piece Hall, Halifax

At the turn of the century, with the advent of digital technology, record sales were plummeting and vinyl retailers were shutting down at a hefty rate across the country Yorkshire was no different.

At the turn of the century, with the advent of digital technology, record sales were plummeting and vinyl retailers were shutting down at a hefty rate across the country
Yorkshire was no different. A long list of renowned independent stores were sadly forced to close for good throughout the 1990s and beyond.
But in recent years, vinyl has enjoyed a surprisingly gargantuan revival. Those old-school retailers that battled through the bleak times of thin trading are now reaping the rewards, along with a healthy scattering of new and progressive music outlets. Here are 10 of the most vibrant and interesting music stores in the region, all worthy of a weekend browse and a slice of your hard-earned cash.