Record collectors are sure to get themselves into a spin after an avid music collector’s treasured vinyls go under the hammer.
Over the decades music fan Peter Ibbotson racked up a collection of 8,000 vinyl records and hundreds of CDs.
Every room of his terraced house in Castleford was covered in records.
The disc-devotee even had his pantry specially adapted to house the collection.
Following the former pit worker’s early death aged just 54, his treasured musical collection is now set to go under the hammer.
Dion Harrison, of auctioneers CW Harrison and Son, said: “It is unusual for such a broad collection from a single owner to be offered on the open market.
“Covering decades of collecting, the sale contains many rare records and lesser known labels.”
Peter was believed to have worked in the local coalmine before he left to look after his parents in Castleford.
He was known locally in the area for his extensive collection of music, and also for his broad knowledge of bands, musical facts and music figures.
Dion added: “Collecting records was a passion for Peter. He kept vinyls in every room in his terraced house in Castleford, and even adapted the pantry as a record store.
“Spending the latter years of his life without a television, Peter read extensively. Whilst not a musician himself, he would spend time with other devotees of music, playing vinyls from his vast collection.”