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Original Woolworths location, Alnwick (31 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Historic Alnwick’s original Woolworths – and a modern-day successor in Wilkinson


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In the same way as Houghton-le-Spring’s Woolworths was originally in a different location to where it ended up, I recently discovered that Alnwick, too, has...

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Former Woolworths (now HMV), 150 Oxford Street (6 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Tracking down Oxford Street’s second ex-Woolworths


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While in London last week, High Holborn (store #173) and Tottenham Court Road (#175) weren’t the only two ex-Woolworths I managed to work into my...

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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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Grey Street, Newcastle (16 Feb 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Grey Street in Newcastle named Britain’s third most picturesque street


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Though Shambles in York has understandably garnered much of the attention for being named “Britain’s most picturesque street” in the Google Street View Awards, it’s...

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Empty Oil & Vinegar store in Eldon Square (6 Jan 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Goodbye to Oil & Vinegar in Newcastle’s Eldon Square


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After work, I trudged through the snow to the delightful Eldon Square Waitrose this evening, though not before giving the store a call to check that...

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HobbyCraft shines, Borders stumbles


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Mixed fortunes in the news today for two specialist retailers that both have a presence at Team Valley Retail World in Gateshead – HobbyCraft and Borders. Privately-owned HobbyCraft,...

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Some observations from visiting MetroCentre today


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I popped over to MetroCentre this afternoon, and spotted a few things that seemed worthy of blogging about. Millets: Following on from my post last...

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