The legend of Violet May

Violet May Barkworth - ran record shops
Violet May Barkworth - ran record shops
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Footnote: Violet May Barkworth, left, opened her first shop selling second-hand clothes in South Road, Walkley, in 1945 but by 1960 had specialised in music.

She went on to run a number of premises in the Park district before a final move to Matilda Street in 1969 where she remained until 1978. She died in 1995.

Customers could never be quite sure what sort of mood she would be in. She could be nice some days, on others throw people out if they weren’t sure what they wanted.

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