Tagged: Woolworths

Redcar High Street (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Redcar’s ‘virtual shops’ – with added authenticity


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There’s nothing like glorious weather to bring a British seaside resort to life, and Redcar, on the Tees Valley coast, had a really great buzz about...

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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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Former Woolworths (now WHSmith), Pinner, 1 May 2011. Photograph by Bryan Roberts 2

Upmarket Pinner trades ex-Woolies pound shop for WHSmith – but not everyone’s happy


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Many thanks to Bryan Roberts from Kantar Retail iQ, who let me know via Twitter that the old Woolworths in Pinner, north west London, has recently...

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Woolworths, South Harrow (31 Dec 2008). Photograph by Barry Marshall 6

Readers’ ex-Woolies updates from Harrow and Finchley Road


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Though I’ve paid several visits to London over the last year, I’ve still only scratched the surface as far as photographing the capital’s ex-Woolies stores...

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Former Woolworths (now Boots), the Strand (6 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Going down the Strand – the old Woolies near Simpson’s and the Savoy


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With most of Woolworths’ stores in central London closed down by the 1980s, it’s easy to forget that the value-focused chain once rubbed shoulders with...

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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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Former Woolworths (now The Original Factory Shop), Chepstow (24 Mar 2011). Photograph by Alistair Leaver 2

More of your ex-Woolies pics – and one that’s still very much alive


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Back in February I featured a batch of readers’ ex-Woolies pics, showcasing the former stores in Warrington (now Poundland), Batley (JBM Bargains) and Beverley (Boots)....

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Rear of former Woolworths, MetroCentre (25 Mar 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Work on new Metrocentre Primark well underway


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I was at Metrocentre yesterday, and noted that work seems to be progressing well on Primark’s redevelopment of the former Woolworths unit. Though Primark’s relocation...

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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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Former Woolworths, Rhyl (27 Feb 2011). Photograph by Dave Roberts 1

The Wo- of Woolies makes a brief comeback in Rhyl


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While Llandudno mulls the loss of its Alworths, the former Woolworths in nearby Rhyl is trying to make an unexpected comeback. As captured by Dave Roberts,...

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Closing down sale at Alworths in Llandudno (4 Mar 2011). Photograph by Dave Roberts 6

Alworths’ future uncertain as bailiffs seize Llandudno store


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Following a weekend of speculation about the future of ‘son of Woolworths’ chain Alworths, events have taken a further turn today with the news that...

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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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The building in question. Photograph by Graham Soult 10

Mystery of Shields Road ‘Woolies’ building solved


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Since I first blogged about it just over a year ago under the heading ‘Is this shop in Shields Road, Byker an old Woolies?’, the history...

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B&M Bargains (former Woolworths), Chester-le-Street (24 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

B&M Bargains heads to Burton – but where next?


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Many thanks to Lee Dymond and Martin, who both emailed me about the news of B&M Bargains opening in the former Woolworths store in Burton,...

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Shoppers World locations, 1975 (adapted from Woolworths Virtual Museum graphic) 24

Remembering Shoppers World: Woolworths’ early Argos-style experiment


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It’s always good to receive updates on former Woolies sites that I’ve previously featured here at Soult’s Retail View, so I was pleased to get an...

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Former Woolworths (now Poundland), Warrington (27 Dec 2010). Photograph by Beth Anderson 5

Over to you – your ex-Woolies pics from Warrington, Batley and Beverley


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With Woolworths having occupied something like 1,400 UK sites over the years, the chances of any one person having the time (or inclination) to track...

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Former Woolworths (now Home Bargains), Merrion Centre, Leeds (21 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Woolies spotting in Leeds


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As you would expect, I used the opportunity of being in Leeds last week to check out the city centre’s former Woolies sites. Leeds’ original Woolworths in...

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Original Burton mosaic, Jarrow (12 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Jarrow’s Burton building – a retail history treasure with a Woolies twist


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As a retail history enthusiast, you occasionally come across something so special and unexpected it almost takes your breath away – particularly when that something...

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