Tagged: Ethel Austin

Former Woolworths, Seaham (2 April 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Former Woolworths in Seaham – one store, two stories


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Recent comments on this blog about the former Woolworths in Church Street, Seaham have given me the nudge that I required, having taken some photos of the store back in...

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Robbs of Hexham. Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Could Beales – or someone else – yet save Robbs?


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If you read the Hexham Courant, you’ll have seen the extensive coverage in Friday’s paper of Robbs’ impending closure, following the announcement, by the administrators...

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Joplings in Sunderland. Photograph by Graham Soult 10

Robbs and Joplings owner Vergo Retail in administration


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Department and home store retailer Vergo Retail has gone into administration, placing a question mark over the future of the 19-store business – including the...

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Ethel Austin store, Byker. Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Lost in (Ethel) Austin?


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Reports that value fashion retailer Ethel Austin and its sister homewares business, Au Naturale, are poised to enter administration – less than two years after both chains...

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From charity shops to factory shops – the latest announcements on old Woolies sites


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It looks like the pace of Woolworths stores finding new occupants may be picking up, with more than twenty new announcements since I last blogged...

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