Crook’s long-lost Woolies

Graham Soult

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    Could you check your copies of the woolworth house magazine for 1965/6/7 for the manager by the name of Donald Whitfield in the cupar fife branch i think he married one of the shop assistants and moved to another branch the shop was renovated and extended in 1967 and the new manager was harry melotte who had come from a woolworths branch in belfast
    i think woolworths originally opened in cupar in the mid to late fifties

  2. Gabriella Coscia says:

    An old style Boots. I suppose you could say Original Factory Shop have taken Woolworths place but personally I feel Poundland is the new Woolworths. You only have to look at their taking over the former Woolworth branches in Deal, Canterbury and even part of the former Maidstone Woolworths to see how well Poundland trade from ex large retail spaces that were Woolworths but this can equally apply to Original Factory Shop I suppose.

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