Tagged: Woolworths

Well Worth It! in Ledbury (8 Oct 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Ledbury’s ‘son of Woolies’ – and a visual identity inspired by the past


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Dorchester’s famous Wellworths may have had to change its name to Wellchester at Shop Direct’s behest, but a store in the Herefordshire town of Ledbury...

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Former Woolworths, Newcastle (30 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

End of an era as Newcastle Woolworths signage comes down


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Newcastle’s ex-Woolworths in Clayton Street (store #340) has been one of a dwindling number to retain its Woolies signage three years on, as more and...

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Former Woolworths, Newcastle (23 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Has Discount UK signed up for Newcastle’s old Clayton Street Woolies?


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It seems we might finally have an answer to all the work that’s been going on recently at the old Newcastle Woolworths at 73-79 Clayton Street...

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Former Woolworths (now Store Twenty One), South Shields (22 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

As South Shields’ Woolies is filled, there’s good news for Byker and Wallsend too


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Store Twenty One has opened its doors in South Shields today, meaning that the whole of the former Woolworths unit at 100-108 King Street (store...

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Former Woolworths, Hitchin (22 Sep 2011). Photograph by Steve Hack 1

Peacocks and Poundland get ready to open in Hitchin’s former Woolworths


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Earlier in the week I mentioned how the former Woolworths in Newquay had been divided up between Poundland and Peacocks. Now the same process is...

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Former Woolworths, Falmouth (19 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

The new occupants of Cornwall’s ex-Woolies – plus one that’s still empty


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Having visited and photographed nearly 150 ex-Woolworths sites in the last three years (including 17 in the last week alone) – 50 of which are yet...

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Wellchester's Claire Robertson (8 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

As Wellworths becomes Wellchester, Claire Robertson talks tweaking and expansion


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For someone who makes a habit of visiting old Woolworths – and I’ve racked up about 140 so far – there can be few ex-Woolies...

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The store as BHS, Swindon (11 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

Swindon’s former Woolworths store – past, present and an uncertain future


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If you saw my earlier post about the shiny new BHS in Swindon, you might be wondering what happened to the retailer during the 18-month period...

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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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Postcard of Victoria Street, c.1908 6

Derby’s original Woolworths site – and a precedent for today’s retail churn


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Back in January I blogged about Burton upon Trent’s original Woolworths store, and promised to turn my attention in a future post to the nearby...

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Former Woolworths (now Poundland), Weston-super-Mare (21 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

One of the oldest and one of the newest: ex-Woolies spotting in North Somerset


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In recent weeks, new developments in Newcastle, the collapse of TJ Hughes and the ongoing conversion of ex-Netto stores have given me plenty of topics...

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Newcastle's TJ Hughes (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 12

Newcastle’s TJ Hughes is saved – but Middlesbrough’s is to close within days


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There was good news for Newcastle city centre earlier this week, with the announcement that the TJ Hughes store in Grainger Street had been sold,...

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St Clare's Hospice shop, Jarrow (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

A tale of three Tyneside ex-Woolies – Jarrow, North Shields and Wallsend


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While Store Twenty One is about to take over the unoccupied part of South Shields’ former Woolies, the ex-Woolworths in Jarrow – already part-occupied by Store...

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Former Woolworths, South Shields (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Store Twenty One adds another North East Woolies site to its portfolio


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The Indian-owned value fashion retailer, Store Twenty One, is to add a fourth North East ex-Woolies site to its estate, taking over the empty portion...

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New Poundstretcher, Llandudno (8 Jun 2011). Photograph by Dave Roberts 5

Poundstretcher takes over Llandudno Alworths after all


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Many thanks to my North Wales contact, Dave Roberts, who has sent me a photo of the former Alworths store in Llandudno being converted into...

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Former Woolworths (now Superdrug), Redruth (19 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Redruth: the Cornish town that lost its Woolies twice


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In my last post I mentioned my February visit to Cornwall, writing about one of the county’s former Woolworths – in Launceston (store #812) –...

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Former Woolworths, Launceston (21 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

5-7 Southgate Street, Launceston – historic birthplace and former Woolworths [updated]


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The hazard of doing so much travelling around interesting towns is that I end up with more retail-related photographs – and topics to blog about...

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Queen's Parade frontage of former Woolworths, Hartlepool (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

24,000 sq ft BHS to fill Hartlepool’s ex-Woolies site


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As I briefly noted last week, Middlesbrough’s ex-Woolworths store isn’t the only one on Teesside to have recently found a new occupant. At the end...

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Discount UK (former Woolworths), Middlesbrough (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Poundworld’s multi-price format, Discount UK, lands in Middlesbrough


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Down on Teesside last week, I’d only really planned to have a quick look around Middlesbrough while waiting for my connecting bus to Redcar. However, I...

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Original former Woolworths (now Store Twenty One), Redcar (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Redcar’s original ex-Woolies – and a new real shop among the virtual ones


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One of my main motivations for visiting Redcar yesterday was to get a photo of the town’s original former Woolworths at 19 High Street, above,...

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