MEMBERS of the community have expressed their love for an award-winning record shop in Barrow which has garnered great success since the pandemic and turned the lockdown into an advantage.

TNT Records, located on Duke Street, was named as the UK's 'Record Shop of the Year 2019'.

This incredible achievement came just after one year of trading.

Owned and founded by Dave Turner, the store has seen great success in the community and is looking forward to hosting several upcoming music events.

Dave said: "It was December 22, 2019, when we first opened.

"Lockdown was hard as we weren't able to see people and that's what they like with a record shop. People want to come in and see what we've got.

"But we did really well online during the lockdown, and we got our website up sharpish. It really accelerated us going forward with that manner of business.

"When it got up it went crazy and we have been shipping all over the world since then.

"We have a click and collect option and it was good for people to see a little bit of what we had in the shop. Online is good but we do prefer in person as people can come in and see what we're all about. It's all gone really well.

"It made us stronger because the lockdown had us put on the accelerator with our business structure and we got a real presence online.

"We're living the dream.”

Maureen Balding said: “My husband 90 with dementia loves this store and the guys a great with him x hope to get him in for his birthday x”

Belle Jones said: “Brilliant shop, great guys.”

Karen Beecroft said: “My daughter loves this shop.”

Ian Lewis said: “Dave and Dan. Top guys.”

Liz Gaskell said: “Great store with brilliant customer service.”

Archemedes said “I think Dave Turner is a great person. He brought something to Barrow which was sadly lacking, namely a record store selling vinyl. He will also get you a record if he hasn’t got it in store.”