Thank you Dave

Sounds Around, the Brockley Road shop, is currently closed due to the death of Dave, who ran the store with his family for decades. It's terribly sad news - Dave was one of the loveliest people we've ever met. Kind, patient and friendly at all times, he helped make Sounds Around (which began as a Harefield Road record store in the 1960s, founded by Dave's father) one of Brockley's greatest treasures.

Brockley Central readers have already posted their condolences elsewhere on the site and we've been inundated with messages about him. If anyone deserves a dedicated place on Brockley Central, it's Dave.

The photo of Dave is from Julia Keil's Brockley collection and there is a lovely vignette about the effect Dave had on his customers here.