Violet May Barkworth, who ran several record shops, latterly in Matilda Street, specialising in rarities, and was so well known that a book, Shades of Violet, was written about her
Violet May Barkworth, who ran several record shops, latterly in Matilda Street, specialising in rarities, and was so well known that a book, Shades of Violet, was written about her

Are you one of the music fans in this retro gallery of Sheffield music shops?

You can probably work out what generation a Sheffielder belongs to by the way that they made their first music purchase.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 7:17 pm

Was it a rare import that came from Sheffield's legendary Violet May, a trip to the record counter at Woolie’s on The Moor with your pocket money to buy a hit single for 45p, a cool stroll to Impulse, a flip through the CDs at HMV or Fopp - or did you download it off the internet? Record shops are making a comeback, of course, so here’s a look at some golden oldies and newcomers.

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