Crook’s long-lost Woolies

Graham Soult

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  1. Paul Watson says:

    Woolworth’s in Crook was certainly open in September 1972 (in 70’s orange) as I bought a pencil case there after my first day at secondary school in that month.


    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

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