Photo gallery: more former Woolies around the UK (part 1)

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  1. November 22, 2009

    […] month I posted photographs of eight former Woolies stores as far apart as Tamworth in Staffordshire and Perth in Scotland. Now, as promised, I’m […]

  2. November 25, 2009

    […] Parts 1 and 2 of my former Woolworths photo gallery, it’s time to finish up – at least […]

  3. December 16, 2009

    […] and though I’ve featured the town’s former Woolworths – now Iceland – before, I wasn’t going to let that stop me capturing an up-to-date photo while I was there. […]

  4. January 10, 2010

    […] – closed on 2 January 2009, and now Home Bargains – has already been featured in a previous blog post.) Former Woolworths, Burton upon Trent (23 Dec […]

  5. July 28, 2010

    […] the cyclical way of retail, Iceland returned to Morpeth in 2009 (in the former Woolies store opposite its original location), made a £110m pre-tax profit in the most recent financial year, […]

  6. August 6, 2010

    […] unit to have become available in recent years is the old Woolworths in George Street, eventually snapped up by Home Bargains. Wilkinson store, Tamworth (24 Dec […]

  7. August 27, 2010

    […] I noted in October, Boyes had expressed an interest in former Woolies sites in the North East as early as March last […]

  8. November 2, 2010

    […] in Tamworth, where the old Woolworths store – now Home Bargains – has featured in this blog several times before. Given that the shop’s frontage was obscured, inevitably, by tatty market stalls, I thought […]

  9. November 3, 2010

    […] the store features the same toned down burgundy and grey fascia that I noted previously at the Tamworth and Prestatyn Home Bargains branches – both themselves former Woolies sites. Indeed, the […]

  10. November 8, 2010

    […] in expanding into Northumberland – coming close to opening a shop in Prudhoe – and Tyneside. With its eclectic, 30,000-strong product range – including household goods, DIY, clothing, […]

  11. January 6, 2011

    […] the North East Woolies sites in Hexham and Morpeth, Belper was one of the first stores to be taken over by another retailer, as part of the package of […]

  12. April 17, 2011

    […] sites at the end of 2008, including one proclaiming ’70% off’ (as also seen in my photo of the Whitley Bay store, taken five days earlier) and another announcing the store’s ‘Last 3 […]

  13. May 17, 2011

    […] new stores in these locations – like Launceston, Alnwick (#822, above) or Hexham (#931) – tended to occupy existing buildings. However, prior to Woolworths moving in, few […]

  14. November 25, 2011

    […] partly due to my fairly sporadic visits – Perth’s Woolworths has some significance as one of the first that I photographed, back in February 2009, just a few weeks after Woolworths’ demise. Former Woolworths, Perth […]

  15. January 27, 2012

    […] grey shopfront, echoing the investment that it’s made in other former Woolies sites such as Tamworth, Berwick-upon-Tweed (below) and Prestatyn. Former Woolworths (now Home Bargains), […]

  16. July 1, 2012

    […] ex-Heron Foods site and Mountain Warehouse occupying the former Stead & Simpson. Meanwhile, Hexham’s ex-Woolworths in Fore Street was one of the first to be snapped up by Iceland in January 2009, just days after Woolies’ […]

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