Tagged: The New Bond

1960s postcard of Morpeth Woolworths 0

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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Postcard of unknown Woolworths shopfront, 2 April 1938 2

A Woolworths staff photo from 1938 – but can you identify the location?


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The last time I shared an old photograph of an unidentified Woolworths store, Soult’s Retail View readers were quick to identify it as the original Woolies...

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Site of former Woolworths Music & Video store, Hillstreet, Middlesbrough (5 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

One town, five stores: tracking down Middlesbrough’s ex-Woolworths (part 2)


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Last month I wrote about the former Woolworths store at 91-93 Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough (store #8, below), which opened there in 1911. As I...

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1913 postcard showing Middlesbrough's Woolworths at 91-93 Linthorpe Road on the left. Image courtesy of Ali Brown 6

One town, five stores: tracking down Middlesbrough’s ex-Woolworths (part 1)


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After making my first visit to Middlesbrough’s most recent former Woolworths – the site of today’s Discount UK – back in September 2009, Soult’s Retail View...

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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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Byker Woolworths staff members (From The New Bond, August 1949) 0

Remembering Byker Woolies’ Mr Corson and his Staff


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I’ve mentioned Woolies’ old ‘house journal’, The New Bond, almost as often as I’ve written about the history of Byker’s Woolworths stores, so I was...

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Is this an old Woolies? (27 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

Piecing together the history of Shields Road’s 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) Since I...

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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 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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Former Woolworths in Benwell (28 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 34

Finding old Woolworths stores in unlikely places, courtesy of The New Bond


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One of the things I most love about researching retail history is the way that interesting stories can emerge from the tiniest leads. As a...

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