Tagged: Seaham

Former Woolworths (now M&Co), Sherborne (5 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

M&Co and the ex-Woolies in Sidmouth and Sherborne


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In previous posts, I’ve noted the difficulty I have in finding time to blog about all the former Woolworths sites that I’ve visited – not a...

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Former Woolworths, Clayton Street, Newcastle (2 Mar 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Houghton has a le-Spring in its step – the changing fortunes of the North East’s ex-Woolies sites


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With a dwindling number of empty Woolworths stores remaining in the North East, it doesn’t take too long to check out whether anything’s happening on...

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Former Woolworths (now Boots), Crook (6 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Crook’s long-lost Woolies


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Imagine a small town whose Woolworths opened in the 1930s, closed in the 1970s, and is now occupied by Boots. A town where, even all those...

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Early 1970s view of Washington's Woolco 8

The ghosts of Washington’s former Woolworths


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Back in February, I blogged about the former Woolworths store in Sunderland’s Fawcett Street, which closed in 2004 following its acquisition by Primark. At the...

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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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Former Linthorpe Road Woolworths, Middlesbrough. Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Logging the North East’s long-closed former Woolies


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Last week’s blog post about the long-closed former Woolworths in Benwell seems to have opened the floodgates to lots of comments and insights about other nearly-forgotten...

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Ethel Austin store, Byker. Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Lost in (Ethel) Austin?


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Reports that value fashion retailer Ethel Austin and its sister homewares business, Au Naturale, are poised to enter administration – less than two years after both chains...

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