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Images Dated 25th June 1983

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A record shop opened today with the help of cash from West Midlands County Council Featured 25 Jun 1983 Print

A record shop opened today with the help of cash from West Midlands County Council

A record shop opened today with the help of cash from West Midlands County Council. Alpha Records is the brain-child of two young West Indians who saw that there was an untapped market for West Indian music in Coventry. The shop, on Foleshill Road, has been set up as a co-operative - and the county council has given the enterprise a grant of £5,000 from money set aside to support co-ops. Alpha Records has also received a loan of £4,000 from Industrial Common Ownership Finance, an independent body which helps co-poeratives. It will also draw £40 per week per worker from the government's Enterpprise Allowance Scheme, set up to help new businesses get off the ground. Tony McCook (24) right of photo, of Hillmorton Road and Philmore Duke (23) of Brook Close, Hillfields, who run a travelling black music disco, came up with the idea for the shop more than nine months ago. They took theeir scheme to the Coventry Co-operative Development Agency and with it's help drew up a business plan and conducted a market research survey. Their research showed that youngsters from Coventry, Leamington and Rugby were travelling to London and Birmingham to get hold of West Indian music.
25th June 1983

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