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Postcard of Campbell Place, Stoke-upon-Trent, c1953, with Majestic Buildings on the right 6

Eighty-five years on: tracking down the ex-Woolworths in Stafford and Stoke


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An anniversary is always as good an excuse as any to write a Woolworths-related blog post, and if you were around 85 years ago today...

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New BHS, Swindon (11 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Swindon’s BHS provides a taster of what Newcastle and Hartlepool can expect


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While visiting Swindon’s out-of-town John Lewis at Home, I also managed to spent some time exploring the town centre. The open-air Parade shopping centre has the distinction...

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Upcoming PC World and Currys store in Northumberland Street, Newcastle (25 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Newcastle city centre updates – Currys, Cotswold and Clinton’s


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Heading into Newcastle today for a much-needed haircut, I had my usual wander around to see what was happening,  retail property-wise. In Northumberland Street, the...

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Woolworths in Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough on its opening day of 3 September 1958. Photograph courtesy of Evening Gazette 11

Unpacking Middlesbrough’s Woolies history


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I’m always delighted when people comment on my blog posts, and a recent contribution from Gareth Hill has proved particularly interesting in shedding light on the history...

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Is Apple Store coming to Newcastle’s Eldon Square?


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It certainly looks like it, according to the latest, publically available version of the Eldon Square South letting plan.[broken link removed] What’s more, it also appears...

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Wellington Square ‘win a shop’ competition looks to nurture new retail talent


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With Britain’s high streets having to work hard to survive – let alone thrive – in the current downturn, I was pleased to read about an initiative here...

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