Tagged: Jarrow

Former Woolworths (now Iceland), Monmouth (8 Oct 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Monmouth’s ex-Woolies and its place in our retail heritage


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On 9 April 1932, Woolworths opened its doors in Monmouth, in Wales. Today – the 80th anniversary – therefore seems like a good time to...

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Game in Sunderland's High Street West - now closed (13 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Twenty-one North East stores close immediately as Game collapses


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Twenty-one Game and Gamestation shops in the North East are among the 277 stores that have closed immediately following Game Group’s collapse into administration this...

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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, South Shields (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Store Twenty One adds another North East Woolies site to its portfolio


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The Indian-owned value fashion retailer, Store Twenty One, is to add a fourth North East ex-Woolies site to its estate, taking over the empty portion...

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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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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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British Heart Foundation store, Hartlepool (16 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 12

Woolies photo updates from South Shields, Wallsend, Jarrow and North Shields


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While out and about on my recent travels, I’ve revisited – often just in passing – some of the former Tyneside Woolies sites that I’ve...

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One day – ten former Woolies – one tired blogger


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Back in September, you might recall me trumpeting the fact that I’d visited six old Woolworths in a day. Today, however, I must confess to visiting...

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