Lotto winner Adrian returns to his retail roots
Multi-millionaire Lotto winner Adrian Bayford opened a film and music memorabilia store - with goods ranging from £2 to £25,000.
Adrian, 45, scooped £148million on the Euromillions in 2012, the second-biggest ever lottery win in British history.
At the time he was running a second-hand record shop and has now returned to his retail roots by opening Black Barn Records in Cambridge.
The bric-a-brac store sells everything from life-size cutouts of Hollywood legends to signed Beatles memorabilia.
Adrian, who split from his wife Gillian in 2013 because of the pressure of the Lotto win, said the shop has “something for everyone”.
“The shop offers a wide range of interesting music and film memorabilia,” he said.
“Unlike a lot of the national chains who sell you what they want to sell we cater to what people actually want.”
One of the most expensive items in the store is a Beatles picture which was signed by music legend John Lennon just two weeks before he was gunned down.
Adrian said he has never lost his passion for music despite the dramatic change in his life since 2012.
“It’s something I enjoy, it is something I enjoy being involved with, people like music and they like getting their hands on it.
“Not everyone wants to buy online, we offer a unique experience in the shop, catering from eight year olds to 80 year olds.”
The self-confessed rock fan made headlines when he splurged £10,000 on a large collection of Lady Gaga memorabilia while he was stocking up for the shop’s opening, however he insists he is not a fan of hers.
He added: “I’m a big rock fan, I like bands were people actually play instruments like ACDC, Aerosmith and Iron Maiden.”
Adrian, who lives in a £6m Grade II-listed country mansion in Haverhill, Suffolk, has an extensive Bowie vinyl collection and a £3,000 signed Guns N’ Roses guitar among his personal stash.
He said he hoped to open a “couple more” shops in the future with goods sourced from his contacts all over the world.
Adrian also announced plans to buy a vinyl pressing plant in the UK.
Other music-related projects he is working on include being executive producer for an upcoming album from British rock band, Last Great Dreamers.