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A Woolworths staff photo from 1938 – but can you identify the location?

Postcard of unknown Woolworths shopfront, 2 April 1938

Postcard of unknown Woolworths shopfront, 2 April 1938

The last time I shared an old photograph of an unidentified Woolworths store, Soult’s Retail View readers were quick to identify it as the original Woolies on Aberdeen’s Union Street (store #228) – a store that closed in 1990 but whose former premises still survive.

This latest teaser is a … Continue Reading

One town, five stores: tracking down Middlesbrough’s ex-Woolworths (part 2)

Former Woolworths, 51-67 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough (24 Feb 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult

Former Woolworths, 51-67 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough (24 Feb 2010)

Last month I wrote about the former Woolworths store at 91-93 Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough (store #8, below), which opened there in 1911. As I observed, it was not only the first Woolworths store in the town, but … Continue Reading

One town, five stores: tracking down Middlesbrough’s ex-Woolworths (part 1)

91-93 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

91-93 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough (4 May 2011)

After making my first visit to Middlesbrough’s most recent former Woolworths – the site of today’s Discount UK – back in September 2009, Soult’s Retail View readers Ali Brown and … Continue Reading

Felling and North Kenton – two more long-closed Tyneside Woolies

Former Woolworths, Felling (17 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult

Former Woolworths, Felling (17 Jun 2010)

This is my 200th blog post since starting Soult’s Retail View back in July 2009, so it seems only appropriate for it to bring together two of my favourite topics – Woolworths and Tyneside!

Regular readers will recall that I’ve written about all … Continue Reading

Long-lost London Woolies in High Holborn and Tottenham Court Road

Grays Inn Road entrance to former High Holborn Woolworths (5 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

Grays Inn Road entrance to former High Holborn Woolworths (5 Apr 2011)

Sometimes I wish I was able to clone my blogging self, in order to have more time to write about all the topics that I’d love to cover.

For example, following on from my … Continue Reading

Remembering Byker Woolies’ Mr Corson and his Staff

Around the Stores (The New Bond, August 1949)

Around the Stores (The New Bond, August 1949)

I’ve mentioned Woolies’ old ‘house journal’, The New Bond, almost as often as I’ve written about the history of Byker’s Woolworths stores, so I was pleased to find a reference to the latter in a recently acquired edition … Continue Reading

Piecing together the history of Shields Road’s old Woolies

Former Woolworths in Shields Road. Photo from Newcastle City Council, P&T Image Archive

Former Woolworths in Shields Road. Photo from Newcastle City Council, P&T Image Archive

(UPDATE: Since I wrote this post, it’s been confirmed that the A&S Discount building was indeed Byker’s original Woolworths location, from 1927 until 1954)

Since I first wrote about back it in January, we’re still yet to establish whether the … Continue Reading

The ghosts of Washington’s former Woolworths

Former Woolworths (now Heron Foods), New Washington (Concord) (17 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult

Former Woolworths (now Heron Foods), New Washington (Concord) (17 Jun 2010)

Back in February, I blogged about the former Woolworths store in Sunderland’s Fawcett Street, which closed in 2004 following its acquisition by Primark.

At the time, I noted the curious lack of Woolies stores left on Wearside … Continue Reading

Logging the North East’s long-closed former Woolies

Former Linthorpe Road Woolworths, Middlesbrough. Photograph by Graham Soult

Former Linthorpe Road Woolworths, Middlesbrough

Last week’s blog post about the long-closed former Woolworths in Benwell seems to have opened the floodgates to lots of comments and insights about other nearly-forgotten Woolies in the North East – many thanks indeed for all your contributions!

While Seamaster … Continue Reading

Finding old Woolworths stores in unlikely places, courtesy of The New Bond

Copies of The New Bond. Photograph by Graham Soult

Copies of The New Bond

One of the things I most love about researching retail history is the way that interesting stories can emerge from the tiniest leads.

As a Woolworths enthusiast, I’ve recently discovered that a fantastic starting point for retail history nuggets of a Woolies nature is The New Bond, the ‘house journal’ of F. W. Woolworth & Co. Ltd that was published between 1935 … Continue Reading