3 Alveston Place: The epicentre of British music

David Beer on the inauspicious Midlands address that’s likely to evoke nostalgic memories to anyone who bought music in the ’90s (and probably earlier):

3 Alveston Place, Leamington Spa is an address that is likely to ring a familiar tone. Anybody who bought their music on vinyl, CD or tape is almost certain have come across this address. These formats usually carried a second-class free-post card that was almost always made out to the same address — with the band or singer’s name added at the top. The card invited you to write your details on the reverse before posting. Returning the card registered you for postal updates. The slow speed of this all seems quaint on reflection.

What is at this address now? If you’re around my age, and you sent away for information, you won’t want to know.