Plea after ‘irreplaceable’ records accidentally sold at Derbyshire car boot sale

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A woman has told of her devastation after a relative mistakenly sold her collection of irreplaceable vinyl records for less than £1 each at a car boot sale.

Rohan Mellor, 26, inherited the 16 pieces of vinyl from her late uncle to whom she was very close.

It included first-press 1960s and 1970s albums by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Beatles, AC/DC, The Who and The Clash.

The care worker from Buxton, Derbyshire, found out the vinyl had been accidentally sold to an unknown man at a boot fair for a total of £15.50 the day that she and her husband returned home from their honeymoon.

While they immediately forgave the relative, they are desperately trying to track down the collection, which had immense personal value, so they can buy it back.

She said she was “utterly shocked and horrified” by the loss, telling the BBC: “I am a massive record fan. These were a special few.”

Mellor, whose Facebook message about the loss has been shared more than 700 times, is desperately hoping the records will be returned.

She said: “We are more than happy to pay to get them back. I just want them back. It was never about the financial value of them. They were really important.”

Her husband, Rob, 34, an electrician, is planning to return to the boot fair in Rowsley in Derbyshire on Sunday to try to find them. “She is devastated and desperate that someone gets in touch with us,” he said.

While the value of the records was mainly in whom they had belonged to, he said his wife is an enthusiastic vinyl fan. “She’s always switching off Spotify and making me listen to proper records.”

He urged anybody with information about their location to contact the organisers of Rowsley car boot.

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