In August 2019, The Violin Shop, moved inland about five miles, to the historic market town of Poulton-le-Fylde.

11 Station Court,
27-29 Station Rd,
01253 622451

The railway station is just a few minutes walk away and parking is very easy around the Civic Centre. The premises are on the ground and first floor, tucked away in a quiet backwater, perfect for people trying instruments.


Below is Harry George, founder of the Violn Shop, showing the first violin he made to Alfredo Campoli during a break in rehearsals when he was still a member of the Hallé Orchestra and Campoli was the guest soloist.

- Harry George and Alfredo Campoli -

Harry's son, Kevin, came to work in the business after finishing his degree at Manchester College of Art. He learned his workshop skills both from Harry and from Simon, the chief restorer, who had been with The Violin Shop almost from the beginning. On the death of his father in 1981, Kevin carried the business on himself. This decision to keep it a small, friendly, family run business has proved very successful.

In 2019 the shop moved to Poulton-le-Fylde, about three miles inland, to much calmer premises but much nearer to a railway station.

"The Black Bass" - 1985.  Oil painting by Kevin George.

"At the End of the Day" - detail of a pencil drawing of the workshop by Kevin George