Tagged: Boyes

Former Woolworths (now Boyes), Bishop Auckland (19 Nov 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Five years on from Woolies’ collapse, Boyes signs for the Coalville store


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It’s hard to believe that it’s five years ago today – on 26 November 2008 – that Woolworths collapsed into administration after trading in the...

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B&M recruits for Gateshead Team Valley store ahead of 16 November opening


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The thriving discount retailer B&M is recruiting staff for its new Gateshead store, which is scheduled to open at Team Valley Retail World on Saturday...

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Sainsbury's Local (formerly Woolworths), Hessle Road, Hull (11 Oct 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Hessle Road’s long-gone Woolworths and its successors


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While tearing around Barnsley and Hull visiting UGO supermarkets last month, I was pleased to be able to work in an unexpected ex-Woolworths. Not knowing Hull...

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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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Boyes fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Bishop Auckland Boyes to open doors on 19 November


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Boyes, the Scarborough-based variety retailer, has revealed that its latest store – in Bishop Auckland’s old Woolies premises – will open for business on Friday 19...

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Boyes, Dundas Arcade, Middlesbrough (17 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Boyes takes over Bishop Auckland’s old Woolies – could more follow?


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When I blogged about the remaining vacant Woolies stores in the North East a few days ago, I’d failed to spot that yet another is...

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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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Former Woolworths (now M&Co), Alnwick (23 Jan 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Taking a look around Alnwick


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I’m ashamed to say that in more than a decade of living in the North East, I’d never – until yesterday – paid a proper...

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Photo gallery: more former Woolies around the UK (part 1)


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Though I can’t claim to make a habit of visiting six old Woolies stores in the same day (including Houghton-le-Spring, above), I have managed to build up...

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