Woolworths :: Shared Description

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.
by Oast House Archive
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SJ9495 : Hamnett Street by Gerald England
ST1797 : Former Woolworths store, Blackwood by Jaggery
SJ9494 : A quiet December Saturday by Gerald England
TQ7768 : Woolworth's, February 2009, Gillingham High St by N Chadwick
SJ3188 : Woolworths in Birkenhead by Tiger
SJ9856 : Yorkshire Trading Company, Leek by Jonathan Kington
ST1797 : Poundland in the former Woolworths store, Blackwood by Jaggery
SD3035 : The Woolworth's Building by Gerald England
SJ9494 : Winter Woolies by Gerald England
SJ8990 : Christmas in Merseyway by Gerald England
SO5012 : Iceland in former Woolworths, Monmouth by Jaggery
SO6303 : Original Factory Shop deliveries area, Lydney by Jaggery
SY0081 : Iceland in Exmouth by Jaggery
TQ9063 : Former Woolworths store, Sittingbourne High Street by Penny Mayes
SS9512 : Poundstretcher, Fore Street, Tiverton by Jaggery
ST1599 : Former Woolworths, High Street, Bargoed by Jaggery
ST1586 : Old Woolies discount store, Pentrebane Street, Caerphilly by Jaggery
SJ6734 : Former Woolworths store, 7 High Street, Market Drayton by John Brightley
SJ8990 : River Island in Merseyway by Gerald England
SS9992 : Iceland in former Woolworths premises, 106-108 Dunraven Street, Tonypandy by Jaggery
SJ8990 : Woolworths Reflects by Gerald England
TQ4401 : Woolworths local at Newhaven by Paul Gillett
TQ9063 : Sittingbourne High Street by Penny Mayes
ST0291 : Former Woolworths in Porth by Jaggery
SJ9494 : Pigeons above Woolworths by Gerald England

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Created: Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Updated: Tue, 8 May 2012

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