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Mr Eric G Kemp

Shop closing due to retirement rather than the economic downturn.
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Picture added on 11 January 2009
I mind, in 1975, I used to clean the front windows of John Scott and Miller. I put prices on the labels, in green ink, 15 per cent VAT in them days!

On things like shallots and onions.

Then I'd spend my money on a 7 inch singles at Eric Kemp's. Still have most of them singles. A part of me is kind of there, among the, Oh Heavens, I am still here bit!

I am so sad that they are closing down. Top Kirkwall folk, top local folk.

Anonymous comment added on 13 January 2009
Bought many music cassettes here in the 70s and 80s. Iron Maiden, REO Speedwagon, even Status Quo.
Added by Ian Tait on 17 January 2009
sad on all fronts....including your taste in music....lol only joking
Added by Mark Ridgway on 21 January 2009
Eric - It's not before time M8 (enjoy your retirement) and be sure to spend all that hard earned cash!! Both my wife and I will miss our wee blethers wae yea!
Added by E. G. Borwick on 02 June 2009
Got my 1st iron maiden lps there in 1981, turned out I followed them all around the world seeing them live, thanks to Kemps
Added by Martin Wares on 28 June 2009
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