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Site of original Woolworths, High Street, Spennymoor (5 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Reflections on Spennymoor High Street, 85 years to the day from Woolworths’ arrival


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I suspect it will have passed the townsfolk by, but today – 13 August – is the 85th anniversary of Woolworths opening in the County Durham...

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Demolition of Tesco Gateshead (13 May 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Tesco’s express demolition: photographs of the Gateshead store biting the dust


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Demolition of Gateshead’s old Tesco superstore is nearing completion, just three weeks after it closed its doors to customers. After trading from the site since...

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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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Trinity Square, Gateshead (18 Dec 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Construction work well underway at Gateshead’s Trinity Square


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It may have taken over a year to get started following the Get Carter car park’s demolition, but building work at Gateshead’s Trinity Square is...

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Former Woolworths (now Poundland), Weston-super-Mare (21 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

One of the oldest and one of the newest: ex-Woolies spotting in North Somerset


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In recent weeks, new developments in Newcastle, the collapse of TJ Hughes and the ongoing conversion of ex-Netto stores have given me plenty of topics...

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Former Woolworths, Felling (17 June 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Felling and North Kenton – two more long-closed Tyneside Woolies


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This is my 200th blog post since starting Soult’s Retail View back in July 2009, so it seems only appropriate for it to bring together two of my...

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Artist's impression of Hartlepool UGO store 10

Haldanes pledges that UGO will be “the icing on the Netto cake”


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Following my recent post about Asda’s divestment of 39 surplus Netto stores, I had the pleasure of being invited to my first press conference last Friday,...

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Morrisons to acquire Tamworth’s Netto store


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The Netto store in my old hometown of Tamworth is one of 16 sites that Morrisons is set to acquire following Asda’s purchase of the Netto UK...

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Boyes, Dundas Arcade, Middlesbrough (17 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Boyes takes over Bishop Auckland’s old Woolies – could more follow?


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When I blogged about the remaining vacant Woolies stores in the North East a few days ago, I’d failed to spot that yet another is...

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Original Factory Shop fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

The Original Factory Shop in Morpeth – a shift towards more upmarket locations?


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The rapidly expanding mini-department store retailer, The Original Factory Shop, opened its seventh North East store, in Morpeth, last week. It adds to the retailer’s...

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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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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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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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