And Berwick-upon-Tweed makes 33…

Graham Soult

Retail consultant, writer, blogger; helping retailers via CannyInsights.com and CannySites.com. Say hello on Twitter at @soult!

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  1. eric chapman. says:

    Hello,re woollies in Berwick-upon-Tweed earlier store, was on Hide Hill…if you were interested I’ll try and locate some old photos ….regards, eric.

  2. Nicky says:

    A bit late but the statue noted as disappearing was relocated a short distance away… In fact, if you had rotated 180 degrees from where you took your second photo, you’d have spotted it!

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=berwick+upon+tweed&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Berwick-upon-Tweed&gl=uk&ei=Ch0yTeDOHIuDhQfM1bHBCw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAA

    *n

  3. Graham Soult says:

    Incidentally, you may be interested in my visit to Ashby-de-la-Zouch if you haven’t already seen it: http://www.soultsretailview.co.uk/2010/11/02/one-bus-ticket-11-former-midlands-woolies/

  4. retrogadget says:

    Discovered your fascinating website by accident. Perhaps you can help solve something that’s been puzzling me for a while. Nearby to me,(I live in Ashby de la Zouch, Leics.) at Tamworth the old Woolworths store is now a Home Bargains, why though is the signage in dull red and grey rather than the standard red and blue. I notice that the Berwick store is in the same colour scheme. Can anyone explain…?

    • Graham Soult says:

      That’s a very good question, and something I noted myself in relation to the Prestatyn and Tamworth stores, as well as Berwick!

      Funnily enough, only last week I asked someone in the know at Home Bargains why certain stores had this different fascia, and apparently it’s simply to meet local planning requirements, presumably in more sensitive locations where the traditional red and blue frontage would not be given permission (though this doesn’t really explain why Tamworth has the toned-down fascia…) So, it seems that it doesn’t signal a wider rollout of the grey and burgundy look – which is a shame, as I do think it looks much smarter.

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