Tagged: Boots

Closed Moffees at Trinity Square, Gateshead (2 March 2014) 1

Nine months in, Gateshead’s Trinity Square hits footfall high and eyes 100% occupancy


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When Gateshead’s Trinity Square opened its doors in May last year, you could have been forgiven for being a little underwhelmed by the extent of...

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Former Woolworths (now Boots), Linthorpe Village (16 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

One town, five stores: tracking down Middlesbrough’s ex-Woolworths (part 3)


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In parts 1 and 2 of this series, I’ve talked about the two incarnations of Middlesbrough’s flagship Woolworths (store #8) – firstly at 91-93 Linthorpe...

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Woolworths, Hawick, in 1931. Photograph courtesy of Ettrick Graphics 3

On the hunt for ex-Woolies – and thriving high streets – in the Scottish Borders


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With a visit to Edinburgh imminent – which will no doubt involve at least one or two Woolies-spotting detours – I figured it was time...

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Former Woolworths, Felling (17 June 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Felling and North Kenton – two more long-closed Tyneside Woolies


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This is my 200th blog post since starting Soult’s Retail View back in July 2009, so it seems only appropriate for it to bring together two of my...

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Former Woolworths (now Boots), the Strand (6 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Going down the Strand – the old Woolies near Simpson’s and the Savoy


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With most of Woolworths’ stores in central London closed down by the 1980s, it’s easy to forget that the value-focused chain once rubbed shoulders with...

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Former Woolworths (now Poundland), Warrington (27 Dec 2010). Photograph by Beth Anderson 5

Over to you – your ex-Woolies pics from Warrington, Batley and Beverley


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With Woolworths having occupied something like 1,400 UK sites over the years, the chances of any one person having the time (or inclination) to track...

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Trinity Leeds hoarding, Leeds (21 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Leeds’ “retail soulmate” starts to take shape


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During my recent visit to Leeds city centre, one of the most visible retail developments was the ongoing construction work for Trinity Leeds, with cranes towering...

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Ashbourne town centre. Photograph by Roger Cornfoot 0

Can anyone remember Ashbourne’s long-closed Woolworths?


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While the 807 stores that closed down following Woolworths’ 2008 collapse are well documented and relatively easy to find on the ground, tracking down stores that...

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Former Woolworths (now Boots), Crook (6 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Crook’s long-lost Woolies


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Imagine a small town whose Woolworths opened in the 1930s, closed in the 1970s, and is now occupied by Boots. A town where, even all those...

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Former Woolworths (now Uniqlo), Kensington High Street (23 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 20

From High Street Ken to High Holborn – more of London’s long-lost Woolies


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Visiting London again this week, I was able to capture another clutch of locations that used to house Woolies stores more than a quarter of...

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Woolworths, Richmond, Yorkshire (12 Mar 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

What’s become of North Yorkshire’s former Woolies?


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As well as comprehensively exploring the North East, and making the occasional excursion into Cumbria or Scotland, I’ve also clocked a few of North Yorkshire’s former...

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Former Woolworths, Horley (4 Sep 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Horley’s old Woolies – long closed, but hard to miss


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During the summer, I’ve built up a veritable stack of photos of old Woolworths stores, from all kinds of places across the UK – not...

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Mall plan showing Peacocks (screenshot from 4 Aug 2010) 4

Peacocks flies into Tamworth’s Ankerside centre


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I was interested to find out a few days ago that the fashion retailer Peacocks will soon be opening a store in my old home town of Tamworth,...

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Rothbury's High Street (13 February 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Rothbury’s retail charms


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It can hardly have escaped anyone’s notice that Rothbury, in Northumberland, has been the news centre of the UK this week, for reasons entirely outside the control...

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Butchers shop in Barnard Castle (6 March 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Shopping and lunching in Barnard Castle


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A visit to the delightful County Durham market town of Barnard Castle always lifts the spirits, even if the weather when I was last there in...

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Monument Mall. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Newcastle’s Monument Mall transported through cyberspace to Staffordshire


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It’s always fun to find links between my current home of Tyneside and my previous one of Staffordshire – Tamworth playing Gateshead in the Blue...

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Who or what is Clas Ohlson?


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With so many old Woolworths sites being taken over by familiar high street names and pound shops, it’s nice when the new arrival is something a...

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