Tagged: Home Bargains

Former Woolworths and Poundsworth, Girvan (21 Nov 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

I’ve now visited and tracked a quarter of the ex-Woolies estate – but what have they all become?


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Headlines: 214 ex-Woolworths stores visited, out of the 807 that closed following its collapse Of those, only 12 currently empty (6%) 7 continually empty (3%)...

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Promotion for Crawley store on Wilkinson website (15 Aug 2012) 0

New-concept Wilko opens in Crawley’s ex-TJ Hughes store


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Wilkinson’s “newest and most exciting concept store” has opened at 14-26 The Broadway in Crawley this morning (15 August). Designed to “offer the community a...

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Tesco Gateshead mailout (13 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Oops! Tesco’s Gateshead mailout sends customers to Poundland


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Ahead of the Gateshead superstore’s closure on 22 April, Tesco has mailed details of its temporary store to local customers – but they may have...

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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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Window display, Poundstretcher Wombwell (3 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Wombwell Poundstretcher’s Andrex window display is not flushed with success


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A few days ago, I blogged about how Poundstretcher in Newcastle needs to sell itself better in order to capitalise on the extra footfall generated...

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Opening of UGO Biddulph by Geoff Capes, on 10 February 2011 2

Haldanes stores in Tattershall, Wigton, Crieff and Tranent may be saved


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Following on from yesterday’s news regarding Haldanes filing for administration, I understand that the four stores “subject to possible acquisition” [broken link removed] are those in...

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Former Woolworths (now Home Bargains), Merrion Centre, Leeds (21 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Woolies spotting in Leeds


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As you would expect, I used the opportunity of being in Leeds last week to check out the city centre’s former Woolies sites. Leeds’ original Woolworths in...

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Sports Direct, Stafford (30 Sep 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Familiar discount names in Staffordshire’s former Woolies stores


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The more former Woolworths stores I blog about, the more predictable it gets that I’ll be mentioning now-familiar discount names such as B&M Bargains, Home...

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Former Woolworths (now Home Bargains), Berwick-upon-Tweed (24 Aug 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 12

And Berwick-upon-Tweed makes 33…


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Ever since I paid a visit to the old out-of-town Woolies in Stockton back in July, Berwick-upon-Tweed (store #232) has been the only one of the 33 North East...

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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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High Street, Inverness with former Woolworths store (1 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Poundland to Poundstretcher – a brace of Scottish former Woolies


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One of the hazards of visiting so many places – and taking so many photos of shops – is that I end up with far...

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Former Woolworths, Caernarfon (July 2010). Photograph by Sally Daffarn 4

A postcard from Caernarfon’s closed down Woolies


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I’m not quite sure if it should be a cause for celebration or urgent self-reflection when my friends start emailing over photographs of old Woolworths...

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Tamworth Market (24 Dec 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 17

Tamworth Market: the worst street market in Britain?


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Edit, 2 March 2015: This post is getting an awful lot of hits today! Be aware, however – as the date on it makes clear...

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Photo gallery: more former Woolies around the UK (part 2 – North Wales)


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Last month I posted photographs of eight former Woolies stores as far apart as Tamworth in Staffordshire and Perth in Scotland. Now, as promised, I’m...

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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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Déjà vu as Poundstretcher sells surplus Woolies-branded stock


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Wandering around the variety store Poundstretcher in Hexham yesterday, I was understandably surprised to spot lots of Woolworths-branded products on the shelves, including – among many...

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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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