On the hunt for Houghton-le-Spring’s original Woolworths

Graham Soult

Retail consultant, writer, blogger; helping retailers via CannyInsights.com and CannySites.com. Say hello on Twitter at @soult!

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  1. william nell says:

    yes, i remember when woolies was where ladbrokes is then it moved to the store 21 shop site. when they were digging the foundations out there was a lot of little water
    springs coming out of the ground , the co-op (furniture ) shop was at the ladbroke site in the 80’s.

  2. Beatrice Coyles says:

    Fine Fare were the first to take over the cinema Coliseum site…

  3. Paul Lanagan says:

    This is a very interesting article. Thank you for referencing my Newbottle Street article – much appreciated! If you can join the Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Group on Facebook you will see some photographs of the old Woolworth store and staff events from the 1950s.

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