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Violet May Sheffield Mug


The Violet May Mug is our homage to Sheffield’s most famous record shops. Exclusive to The Sheffield Guide.

The Sheffield Guide Exclusive Product


The Violet May Mug is our homage to Sheffield’s most famous record shops. Exclusive to The Sheffield Guide.

Violet May’s Record Shops in Sheffield are as fondly remembered as any stores the city has been home to. Run by the inimitable Violet May Barkworth at various locations throughout the city centre from the 60s through the 80s, the shops had an incredible and awe-inspiring collection of new and old vinyl records — plus if there was a title you couldn’t find, Violet would make sure it was there for your next visit.

Any purchase you make goes towards supporting The Sheffield Guide, local content creators, artists and businesses.

Every item is made-to-order, especially for your purchase! Where possible we support the local economy by sourcing our products and services within the Sheffield city region. Additionally, we prioritise independent businesses that use ethical practices and materials where possible. Where it is has not been possible to source to our high standards within the city region, we utilise businesses as close as possible.

Thank you for your support.

• 11oz ceramic mug.
• Glossy white finish.
• Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Shipping information

All prices exclude delivery and we ship worldwide. Shipping options depend on destination and weight; available options will presented for selection when you enter your address during the checkout process. As all items are made-to-order, purchases are shipped following production. Estimated production turnaround time is 3 to 5 working days.

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Sustainable Plastic-Free Packaging

Orders are shipped in 100% plastic-free packaging.

The packaging used for an order varies depending on the products being shipped, but the information below will give an idea of the packaging you can expect an order to ship in.

Mug boxes

Each mug ships in a mug box.

11oz white and two-toned mugs ship in our bespoke single, 2x, 4x or 6x boxes. These are designed specifically for protecting mugs during transit.­

Other mugs including enamel and travel mugs ship in thinner cardboard boxes. These boxes aren’t weather-resistant so they’re shipped wrapped securely in our bespoke paper mailing bags.

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