Tagged: Houghton-le-Spring

Newbottle Street, Houghton-le-Spring (13 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

On the hunt for Houghton-le-Spring’s original Woolworths


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If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ll know by now that Woolworths in its prime had a long record of modernising its estate: both in...

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Former Woolworths (now M&Co), Sherborne (5 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

M&Co and the ex-Woolies in Sidmouth and Sherborne


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In previous posts, I’ve noted the difficulty I have in finding time to blog about all the former Woolworths sites that I’ve visited – not a...

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Original former Woolworths (now Store Twenty One), Redcar (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Redcar’s original ex-Woolies – and a new real shop among the virtual ones


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One of my main motivations for visiting Redcar yesterday was to get a photo of the town’s original former Woolworths at 19 High Street, above,...

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Former Woolworths, Clayton Street, Newcastle (2 Mar 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Houghton has a le-Spring in its step – the changing fortunes of the North East’s ex-Woolies sites


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With a dwindling number of empty Woolworths stores remaining in the North East, it doesn’t take too long to check out whether anything’s happening on...

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Early 1970s view of Washington's Woolco 8

The ghosts of Washington’s former Woolworths


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Back in February, I blogged about the former Woolworths store in Sunderland’s Fawcett Street, which closed in 2004 following its acquisition by Primark. At the...

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Former Woolworths (now Primark), Sunderland (21 Nov 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Sunderland’s old Woolies – a survivor almost to the end


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In an earlier post, I talked about some of the large, city centre Woolworths stores – such as the branches on Newcastle’s Northumberland Street and Sheffield’s...

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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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Former Woolworths, Redcar (17 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 15

How many former Woolworths can Graham visit in one day?


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How about SIX? Stop one is High Street in Redcar, where the former Woolworths store has recently become a branch of the Yorkshire Trading Company....

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