Tagged: Burton

Vacant section of Darlington's ex-Woolworths at 18 Northgate (3 May 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 10

Tracking down Darlington’s original Woolworths – 73 years after it relocated


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Never one to let a good Woolworths anniversary pass me by, today – 20 September 2013 – represents 73 years since Darlington’s Woolworths store relocated...

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Former Woolworths, Morden, London (1 March 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Opened on 8 July 1933, what’s become of the ex-Woolworths in Morden?


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Regular readers will know that I always enjoy an obscure Woolworths anniversary, and today represents the 80th anniversary of the now-defunct chain opening its 498th store,...

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Last fragment of Tesco Gateshead (10 Jun 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

As Trinity Square shoots up, the demolition of Gateshead Tesco nears its end


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Seven weeks after it shut its doors to customers, only a tiny fragment of Gateshead’s former Tesco superstore remains standing. Thompsons of Prudhoe – who...

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Soon-to-open Superdry, Durham (16 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Superdry readies for 18 November opening in Durham


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Superdry – the SuperGroup-owned fashion chain of the moment – is gearing up to open its new store in Durham’s Silver Street at 9am this coming Friday...

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St Clare's Hospice shop, Jarrow (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

A tale of three Tyneside ex-Woolies – Jarrow, North Shields and Wallsend


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While Store Twenty One is about to take over the unoccupied part of South Shields’ former Woolies, the ex-Woolworths in Jarrow – already part-occupied by Store...

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Former Woolworths (now HMV), 150 Oxford Street (6 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Tracking down Oxford Street’s second ex-Woolworths


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While in London last week, High Holborn (store #173) and Tottenham Court Road (#175) weren’t the only two ex-Woolworths I managed to work into my...

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Original Burton mosaic, Jarrow (12 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Jarrow’s Burton building – a retail history treasure with a Woolies twist


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As a retail history enthusiast, you occasionally come across something so special and unexpected it almost takes your breath away – particularly when that something...

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Former Woolworths (now B&M Bargains), Penrith (19 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Cumbria’s 100% hit rate of new Woolies tenants


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In between touring the East Midlands, travelling up to Berwick, and stopping off in Horley on my way out the country, I also found time this...

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Job ad for Wallis in Hexham 1

Wallis to open concession in Robbs of Hexham


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Delivering on its promise to bring quality concessions to its recently acquired Robbs of Hexham store, it seems that Beales has already signed up the Arcadia-owned...

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