In answer to Peter King’s letter about Violet May on September 5.
My uncle is her son, and yes she did have a record shop for years.
If I’m not mistaken, she started on Broad Street, then moved to the Moor.
I think The Star did a piece on her, through all her old customers , a few years ago.
Dad bought me Telstar
I remember Violet May’s shop very well.
It was run by Violet May Barkworth, and it was on Matilda Street.
I am nearly 55, and a lot of people of my generation used to go in that shop and scout around for 7-inch singles.
Years ago, my dad, who is now 80, got me Telstar by the Tornados from there. I still have all my collection of singles, including that.
Interesting nice lady
Re letter from Peter King, The Star, September 5. I am also a Sheffielder born and bred and I remember Violet May’s record shop was at the top of Matilda Street near The Moor.
I also had the privilege of meeting Violet May in her home on Norfolk Park as a Sheffield City Council homecare worker before I retired in 2003.
She was a very interesting and very nice lady.