MORE than a thousand people were said to have descended on a music shop for Record Store Day 2019.

Music lovers queued up in their droves outside Barrow's TnT Records hoping to snag limited edition vinyl.

The only record store in south Cumbria, it was among hundreds in the UK to take part in the worldwide celebration of independent music shops.

More than 500 special vinyl were released for the day, exclusively available in record shops.

To celebrate the occasion, the Duke Street shop laid on a host of local bands to entertain the crowds, while budding musicians experienced drum lessons on the shop's upper floor.

Owner Dave Turner said: "The way people have supported us today is absolutely overwhelming.

"At times there have been so many people in the shop that you can't move."

He said Queen and David Bowie releases were among the top sellers on the day after eager music fans travelled from all over the county.

He estimated 1,000 had passed though the doors over the course of the day.

"We have had to allow people in only five at a time, One guy had been waiting out on the street for us to open since 6am.

"It is always the biggest day of the year for any record shop and this has been far and away our most successful day since we opened.

"We've been planning this for a long time and I'm so happy with the way it has turned out."

TnT opened its doors at the end of December and is run by Mr Turner alongside his dad Terry, brother Dan, and son Josh.

Mr Turner said the shop had been 'thriving' in the four months it has been open and revealed he was considering expanding the shop to the floor above to accommodate more stock.

He said: "I thought there would be people in Barrow who would like this kind of thing but I never imagined the support would come so quickly.

"I thought it would be more of a gradual thing.

"It has been thriving in here."