MORE than a hundred people lined the streets of Romsey in a bid to purchase rare vinyl records.

Residents lined The Hundred overnight to ensure they were first in the que to attend Hundred Records on record store day which took place on April 13.

As part of record store day, music lovers were able purchase rare vinyl records from a number of record shops across the country.

Mark Wills, who has owned the shop in the market town for the past four years said their were people queuing outside of the shop from 5pm on Friday.

He said: “It was brilliant.

“It’s not often I open the shop doors to 100 people waiting outside and I also never normally open up that early.”

Mark has been running record store day since he took over the shop and he said: “It has got more and more popular each year.”

As part of the day there are more than 500 rare vinyls on offer for shoppers to purchase.

The vinyls on offer cannot be pre ordered or purchased online.

Mark said: “If you really want something then you have to get here early.

“It’s good a loads of people actually enjoyed the experience and the comradery of it all.

“Also it gets people out to the shops instead of buying everything online.”

The date for next year’s record store day will be announced in September and music lovers will be able to find out what rare vinyls will be on offer six weeks before the event.

Mark added: “It was a a lot of work and a massive worry but it was a really fantastic day.”

Nik Mahon, 59, a lecturer at Winchester School of Art who attend the event said he arrived at the shop 15 hours before it opened.

He said: “I know it’s mad.

“There were so many vinyls I was interested in but I limited myself to buying 17.

“I bought a re-issued Fleetwood Mac vinyl as well as a T-Rex re issue and a Bob Dylan one.”

Nik who began collecting vinyls when he was 16 years old said: “I decided to que overnight to make sure I got what I wanted as it was probably my only chance to get them.

“It was a really nice atmosphere and that night was so cold, without everyone else around me I would have probably gone home.”

Nik who also attended the event last year added that he “is desperate to see the vinyl industry survive.”