SJ8990 : Woolworths Reflects

taken 10 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Woolworths Reflects
Woolworths Reflects
In Merseyway, a year after Woolworths closed its doors for the last time, the windows of the still empty store reflect a children's carousel.
Woolworths
Woolworths (or 'Woolies' as it was affectionately known), 1909-2009, was a popular chain of high street stores, selling a wide variety of household goods, toys and entertainment. The English branch of Woolworths was founded by Frank Woolworth, in Liverpool in 1909.
At its peak there were 819 Woolworths around the UK and Ireland.
In November 2008 Woolworths went into administration and by January 2009 all the shops had closed and 27,000 staff laid off.
Merseyway Shopping Centre

Merseyway Shopping Centre opened in 1965 but was extensively refurbished in 1995. It consists mainly of a large pedestrianised street, where at one point there are two levels of walkways for shoppers, and there is access to both the first and ground floor of many shops. There is a small area of covered mall at the western edge of the centre, constructed in 1995.

It is built on giant stilts above the River Mersey and the river runs for the entire length of the centre. The river was first covered over in the late 1930s and a road built over the top.
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SJ8990, 1794 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 December, 2009   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 8 December, 2009
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Primary Subject of Photo
Shop 
Category
Shop (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 894 904 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.6668N 2:9.6196W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 894 904
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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