a record shop in Waltham Cross

By Alan Fox

There was a record shop in waltham cross known as Trumps. it later became known as Moondance. It was originally based inside the Waltham Cross Pavillion, in the days when they had the indoor market. It stood where Argos is now.

When they closed the indoor market and moved the shops to out side. Trumps as it was known at the time brought 1 of the new units where they still stand opposite the pavillion. They are now 2 doors away from Scope and next door to a sandwich bar. 

The shop is still runing, by a man called George. I don’t know him personally, but that’s what everyone calls him? Trumps was taken over by another firm and became Moondance. Then 1 of the employers took it over and now runs it.

Please support the local record shops. there are so few of them around these days. Support your town centre.


This page was added on 14/03/2011.

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  • Yes, I remember the Regent, too. It wasn’t as nice as the Embassy, but I saw some great films there. I remember being taken to see The Ten Commandments there – I think I’d have been about 10 or 11.

    By Nicholas Blatchley (06/03/2019)
  • I also remember the Regent Cinema opposite the Embassy, next to Marsden’s electrical shop.

    By Peter White (03/03/2019)
  • I came in last week to pick up an Anita Baker box set…had such a lovely chat with George and he really made my day…he embodies the spirit of record shops with humbleness, humour and a passion for what he does. ..he served an elderly gentlemen and his customer service was just a joy to watch…old skool and someone who takes interest in their customers..a truly great store with a diamond at the helm…i will be back again and again…

    By Soul Boy (31/01/2019)
  • Wow… not sure how I ended up here, but so nice to see Trumps and George being remembered so fondly. I actually worked in Trumps as a Saturday boy… I can still see the hoards of customers waiting to pay!! It was such a popular place to be and hang out for so many locals. George, whose name is actually Ergan – if I remember correctly, was such a nice bloke to work with – his brother who ran a record stall in Brick Lane was so lovely too. Happy days… 🙂

    By Lester Mills (05/01/2019)
  • George is iconic in his own right with the wonderful past eras enjoyed at Waltham Cross of the 80s & 90s, he is a person that has stood the weathering of time and the struggles of such to exist in business as the world reforms.  Yes I remember Trumps and the Pavillion market and getting taken round there by my late mother.  I worked in Bejams in about 1986 for 1 year where a slim built guy called Steve seemed like a Timelord – there forever & the same age; he was there since it was created and long after I left.  I then worked in Sainsbury’s in the precinct & until 1989 as a college boy for my Saturday job.  Seemed like it was forever and now we reminisce.  I’m up for supporting those there like George still who appreciate us remembering them!

    By Mike Ver Bruggen (19/12/2015)
  • I remember George & Trumps very well, as I purchased all my 80’s vinyl from this shop as a teenager. Boy, your comments take me back to my youth! 

    By Christopher Tomkins (18/07/2015)