The Plymouth Record & CD Fair [was known as the Westcountry Record Fair] is held in Plymouth’s prestigious Guild Hall, a venue that in the past played host to many memorable concerts from David Bowie, Fairport convention, Yes, Fleetwood mac and more.

Now in it’s 14th year the Plymouth Record Fair attracts buyers and sellers from across the UK and as far a field as Japan. We also work in close association with our nominated charity the St Luke’s Hospice to raise much needed funds on the St Luke’s record stall.


Whether your looking for a rare gem or a long loved piece of music the Plymouth Record Fair caters to all tastes and budgets.

The Plymouth Guildhall address is:

Plymouth Guildhall
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth, Devon. PL1 2AA

Tele; 01752 307764

Record Dealers Q&A

Are stalls provided? Yes.

How much is a stall? Stalls are £30.00 for a single, £50.00 for a double. Other reductions in costs may be given for multiple stalls.

How big is a stall? Six feet long.

What is the car parking availability? Free to the rear of the venue for dealers only.

What are the unloading facilities? There is a lift for commercial use available to dealers — access from the short-stay car park at the front of the venue. Some dealers, however, prefer to carry their boxes down the stairs from the rear of the venue.

How can I book? Call John Griffiths on 07548 278 276

What time can I get in? Dealers’ entry is from 9.00am £3 entry. The Plymouth Record Fair opens to the public at 10am, £1 entry

What time does the Plymouth Record Fair end? 3pm.

Is there food and drink available? No sorry, not at the moment.

How many stalls are there? 40 Maximum.

How To Grade Records:


The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be mint unless they display storage difficulties such as shrink strain, warpage, water damage etc.


The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and /or creasing. (N.B: US Goldmine grading system uses Near Mint (NM) as an equivalent grade)


The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items (laminate wrinkling, slightly rubbed corners, stickers, etc) without any major defects (tears etc) is acceptable.


The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration, etc. It is very rare we would purchase such records unless they were genuinely important and or collectible.


The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump.
The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced.


The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.


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