Category Archives: Red Lion Music News

Welcome back!

Hi – lovely to have pupils and customers back in the shop again!! We are still keeping all our covid cleaning up (especially as we have had covid during the last lockdown, it was not fun) to keep everyone safe and healthy as possible.

Just a reminder that we do not deal in secondhand instruments, nor give free valuations on instruments.

And lastly- I had forgotten how many people ask me about the jewelers opening times!! He opens Monday to Sat -but not Wednesdays. 9am ish and currently is closing around 1-2pm. Just like us, he is a single shop, not big enough for lots of staff, and life/buying stock for the shop etc all takes time and means sometimes you are shut unexpectedly. Hope that helps.

Tier 4

Well Tier 4 for Boxing day. Not what anyone wanted to hear. We were going to open for a few hours a day between Christmas and New Year- but obviously this can not happen. From January the 4th Lessons will resume on line for those pupils that can. Shop and repairs wise, please email/phone (leave a message) and we will get back to you asap. We will come into the shop everyday, but when internet lessons occur. Have plenty of jobs at home to do so will split Tier 4 time between home and work. Please stay safe and well. And we hope to see you when we next can. Ali

Open again

We are open again- yippee. Come and see us! We have musical gifts as well as instruments!

I have spent lockdown teaching those who still wanted to have lessons on line, but also making hats and coats for our ukuleles to wear in our Christmas window. Very pleased with our Christmas window this year. Please come and see it if you have the time!

Successful run!

So Arthur and I ran the London Marathon on Sunday! It was a mud bath in places on the Marriotts way, which made it very hard. There were several Marathon Runners and walkers out and about which was great. We did stop for coffee at Whitwell, and we did put warmer clothes and and Arthur had a shoe change around Reepham. But a successful finishes was achieved and currently we are up to £460 raised for our chosen Charity – Aylsham First Responders!!

Very impatiently waiting for the London Marathon Medal to arrive now!!

Contactless Payments

Hi,

Contactless payments are fabulous things- especially now. but can customers please check their transaction has been approved before leaving the shop. Banks tend to (once you have used your contactless on various payments up to the amount of £150) want to check it is you making these payments by asking you to put your card in and enter your pin. That is great anti theft process- but we have had customers who are surprised to be called back when they are at the door, and if you do not get back in time to pop the card in, the sale is cancelled. The transaction has got to be done again. We are sorry if this is the case for you- but it is a bank security thing to ensure you are spending on your card, so please hover once you flap your card just till the card machine says approved. Thank you

Red Lion runs 40th London Marathon

The London Marathon this year is like everything this year- a bit different. The Elite runners will run the Marathon in London as per normal, but the other runners will run a Virtual race, tracked by the London Marathon app. Alison and Arthur signed up and are running the Marathon on behalf of Aylsham community First responders, who support Aylsham and the surrounding areas with emergency care. So on 4th October Arthur and Ali will be running the Marathon on a route between Sea Palling and Sherringham. Please sponsor us either by popping into the shop and sponsoring us on paper, or by going to Go Fund me and use our gf.me/u/yvyth9 link.

Please use hand sanitiser

Hi, please help us to follow the guidlines- we have lots of hand sanitiser- please use it. If our hands are as sanitised as possible we help prevent the spread of the virus. We ask everyone to hand sanitise before going up to the instrument section, even if you if have before entering the shop- sorry staff need to see that you have, to enable we keep our instruments as clean as possible. Thanks for helping us.