Collectors descended on Bolton as a popular record fair returned to town. 

Real Deal Record Fairs returned to the town today, April 27, holding its monthly fair at the Market Place Shopping Centre on Corporation Street. 

Stallholders had an array of vinyl, CDs, cassettes and accessories on offer from 9am to 4pm on the ground floor level of the centre. 

The fair, which previously ran once every two months, now takes place monthly. 

The Bolton News: Paul Rafferty of Real Deal Record FairsPaul Rafferty of Real Deal Record Fairs (Image: Newsquest)

There was a lot of footfall in the shopping centre, with many people stopping to peruse the array of music, from old to new. 

Paul Rafferty, who runs the events, said: "They used to be really busy, but now it is every month when it used to be every other month, which might have had an effect, but it is still good.

"It was really busy in previous months, but we still do good business

"It has always been well received, but Primark are moving in down at the bottom, so other shops are going to move in here and it is hopefully going to improve again. 

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The Bolton News: PerusingPerusing (Image: Newsquest)

"It has been good to us, Bolton. We have a lot of regulars who come here, they are good to us. 

"It is steady, I have always liked it here." 

Paul had his own records to sell, but there were also more stallholders, including Steven Meekings of X Records in Bolton. 

The Bolton News: The record fairThe record fair (Image: Newsquest)

Speaking to The Bolton News at a previous fair, Mr Meekings said he had 12 and 13-year-olds who weren't even sure what records were, who went on to buy their first. 

Real Deal Record Fairs also hold events in St Helens, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Rochdale and Preston. 

To keep up to date with their fairs, visit their Facebook page.

Further fairs will be held at the Market Place on May 25, June 15, July 27, August 17, September 28, November 23 and December 28.