Tagged: Benwell

Newbottle Street, Houghton-le-Spring (13 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

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


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If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ll know by now that Woolworths in its prime had a long record of modernising its estate: both in...

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UGO store, Hartlepool (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Work starts on converting Tyneside Netto stores to Asda Supermarkets


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Less than six months after the carve-up of the Netto estate was confirmed, the Danish supermarket fascia is well on its way to disappearing from the...

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Former Linthorpe Road Woolworths, Middlesbrough. Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Logging the North East’s long-closed former Woolies


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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...

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Former Woolworths in Benwell (28 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 34

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


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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...

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