Shops T – V

Taylor’s.
125 The Moor
(also Shambles Lanes, Huddersfield). No more information.

Thomas & Co. M.J.
8 Middlewood Road
Specialists in Radio and television, Hoover, Meccano, Dinky Toys, Hornby Trains. Sounds like a great shop to have visited back in the 1950s! The building is still there, a strange low rise shop sandwiched between more imposing blocks, but has been much altered and is now an off-license.

M J Thomas Middelwood Road Sheffield records shop

Violet May
199 Duke Street
35 The Pavement (Sheffield & District Trades Directory 1949/50)
30 Broad Street (1965 Directory)
12 Matilda Street (1970 Kellys)

Violet May Barkworth will get her own entry here at some stage. She opened a second hand shop on Duke Street after the war, and eventually came to specialise in second hand albums and singles. Her last shop, just off The Moor in the city centre, was a mecca for collectors for over two decades. Such was the shop’s reputation and standing that a book about her life was published locally not long ago (with a forward by Richard Hawley). The shop is now a rather lacklustre branch of Forbidden Planet but remains much as it was structurally. Thanks to John Firminger for the scan.

Violet May records Sheffield


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