Business owner reveals street festival plans

Peter Hesketh owner of Sgt Peppers Vintage & Vinyl Collective
Peter Hesketh owner of Sgt Peppers Vintage & Vinyl Collective

Mr Hesketh said a street event would be ideal during the Fringe World Festival next year.

‘(The City of) Perth is getting proactive with its street festivals; it’s fantastic,’ he said.

‘The focus has changed here because there is a more sophisticated audience that are looking for interesting, quirky items and industrial stuff.’

Sgt Peppers Vintage and Vinyl Collective is among a few vintage shops on Newcastle Street.

‘The location has been brilliant; there’s lots of traffic, especially in the mornings,’ Mr Hesketh said.

The collector opened a pop up shop in William Street for four months before committing to a permanent space in October last year.

Sgt Peppers Vintage and Vinyl Collective sells records, as well as record players, old tool benches, lamps, books and clothes.

‘Record players are very rare but people love them,’ Mr Hesketh said.

‘I source stuff from all over the world.’

But there are some items in Mr Hesketh’s collection that he will not part with.

‘I have a Beatles collection that I won’t sell because it’s all the first press from the UK collection,’ he said.

‘I’ve also got some beautiful old lights that are very rare.’