SO8505 : Wonder of Woolies - Stroud, Gloucestershire

taken 2 years ago, near to Stroud, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Wonder of Woolies - Stroud, Gloucestershire
Wonder of Woolies - Stroud, Gloucestershire
Taken from the junction of King Street and George Street, this is the former Woolworths store in Stroud. The chain was founded in the USA by Frank Winfield Woolworth in 1879 and the first UK store opened in Church Street, Liverpool in 1909. By 2008 there were 807 stores but in November of that year the chain went into administration and all stores had closed by the following January. The Poundland chain opened its first store in 1990 in Burton upon Trent - with Head Office in Willenhall, West Midlands there are now over 750 stores in Britain and Ireland. Sources: poundland.co.uk, wikipedia and woolworthsmuseum.co.uk. Time taken 3.23 pm BST (British Summer Time).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 29 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Liverpool  Stroud  Burton Upon Trent  Willenhall 
Area (from Tags)
Gloucestershire  Gloucestershire Cotswolds  Stroud District  Stroud Valleys 
Primary Subject of Photo
Store 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 85013 05232 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.7350N 2:13.1085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 85041 05229
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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UK  Head Office  USA  Poundland  Frank Winfield Woolworth Founder 

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