Tagged: Billingham

Ethel Austin, Blaydon (12 Apr 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Rescued for the fourth time, can Ethel Austin really have a future?


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When value clothing retailer Ethel Austin fell into administration for the fourth time in as many years three weeks ago, it’s fair to say that its chances of...

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Former Woolworths (now M&Co), Sherborne (5 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

M&Co and the ex-Woolies in Sidmouth and Sherborne


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In previous posts, I’ve noted the difficulty I have in finding time to blog about all the former Woolworths sites that I’ve visited – not a...

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Billingham town centre (16 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Back to Billingham


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Regular readers of this blog will be pleased to hear that I went back to Billingham yesterday, following my earlier underwhelming visit, back in June. The homogeneity...

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Shuttered Ethel Austin store. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Eth-alworth Austin


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As variety chain Alworths celebrates its first birthday today, the opening of stores in Newark and Maidenhead has now been confirmed for later this month –...

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Billingham town centre (28 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Ten minutes in Billingham town centre


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Until a few weeks ago, Billingham on Teesside had been one of only three former North East Woolworths – out of the 33 that closed following its 2008...

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