Tagged: Morpeth

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A brief history of Morpeth Woolworths


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As you’d probably expect, I get my fair share of Woolworths-related enquiries, given that I’ve written (and talked) so much about the retailer’s long and...

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Woolaballoo.com site on an iPad (1 Feb 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Notes from my Spring Fair seminar: 14 tips for creating great retail web content #SF


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After sharing my practical tips on creating a great retail website at last year’s Autumn Fair, it was a pleasure to be invited back to the E-commerce...

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Getting content with your web content: practical tips for a great retail website (Part 1)


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Through both my work at CannySites.com and my blogging, I get to see an awful lot of independent retailers’ websites, including the good, the bad...

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Mountain Warehouse, Hexham (1 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

New Mountain Warehouse reaffirms Hexham’s status as a retail hotspot


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Visiting Hexham on New Year’s Day, I was interested to see that a new branch of Mountain Warehouse had sprung up since I was previously...

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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 (now Store Twenty One), Stanley (12 April 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 14

From Stanley to Spennymoor – another gallery of North East former Woolies stores


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Only counting the (33) North East Woolworths stores that closed down following the company’s 2008 administration, my quest to photograph the full set is nearing...

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Former Woolworths (now M&Co), Alnwick (23 Jan 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Taking a look around Alnwick


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I’m ashamed to say that in more than a decade of living in the North East, I’d never – until yesterday – paid a proper...

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Is this an old Woolies? (27 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 29

Is this shop in Shields Road, Byker an old Woolies?


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(UPDATE: Since I wrote this post, it’s been confirmed that the A&S Discount building was indeed Byker’s original Woolworths location, from 1927 until 1954) Here’s a...

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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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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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Retailers needs a web presence that informs and inspires


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I was quite chuffed, this morning, to have a short article on web usability published in The Journal. Much of what I wrote is, or...

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