Tagged: Life & Style

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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TJ Hughes, Sunderland (7 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Habitat, HomeForm, TJ Hughes: why is it H-H-Hell on the high street?


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It’s hard to dispute that the last couple of weeks has been a torrid time for the UK high street, with a succession of well-known...

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B&M Bargains (former Woolworths), Chester-le-Street (24 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

B&M Bargains heads to Burton – but where next?


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Many thanks to Lee Dymond and Martin, who both emailed me about the news of B&M Bargains opening in the former Woolworths store in Burton,...

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Billingham town centre (16 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Back to Billingham


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Regular readers of this blog will be pleased to hear that I went back to Billingham yesterday, following my earlier underwhelming visit, back in June. The homogeneity...

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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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