Wallsend’s Woolies history – from High Street West to High Street East

Graham Soult

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5 Responses

  1. Brian Teviotdale says:

    the new woolworths was built on a rectangle of land that was covered in grass and where every year the town Christmas tree was located. I lived in Thames street east from 1947 to 1960 and often visited the old woolworths.

  2. Kess wood says:

    I remember woolys on the corner of station road I’m trying to find photo ov the map with lights that was out side the front

  3. Veronica Tait nee Foster says:

    I also went to St Columbas School with Arthur Reed, The old Woolworths was where you have pictured. There was an alleyway through to it from a field, and a pub in the alley, cannot think of the name. You walked down the alley and straight over the crossing.

  4. Graham Soult says:

    You could be right! The only evidence I have is the address – 73-75 High Street West – but there’s always a possibility that the street has been renumbered since. What I really need is a photo showing the original Woolworths in situ!

  5. Arthur Reed says:

    I went to st columbas rc school which was behind the High st ii wallsend I,m sure that woolworths was closer to the Ritz cinama I thought that a super market yook over the site when they shifted to there new site on the cosner of high st and ststion rd the super market was Laws stores I think
    cheers Arthur Reed Whyalla South Australia

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