Leicester (Belgrave Road) Woolworths – Store 844

89-101 Belgrave Road, Leicester LE4 6AS Woolworths opened another store in Leicester in 1954, this one on Belgrave Road. This photo dates from December 1953 and it shows 89-101 Belgrave Road, Leicester. The row of small shops was being vacated, as the entire block had been bought by F.W. Woolworth, with the intention of opening…

St Annes-on-Sea Woolworths – Store 843

63 St Annes Road West, Lancs FY8 1SL Woolworths opened in the seaside town St Annes-on-Sea in 1954. The town is just south of Blackpool. Source: amounderness.co.uk The store lasted until the end, closing in January 2009. Today there is a B&M store here. Source: alamy.com

Haslingden Woolworths – Store 842

16 Deardengate, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancs BB4 5QL Woolworths opened in Haslingden in 1954, in a former bank. Source: Lancashire County Council Source: Haslingden Old and New The store traded for just 16 years, closing in 1970. A supermarket moved in after, but today the NHS owns the building.

North Walsham Woolworths – Store 841

2 Church Street, North Walsham, Norfolk Woolworths opened in North Walsham in 1954, on Church Street. You can see in this photo, the signs say “Opening 9am Thursday June 24th”. Source: Beauchamp, W. This is a staff photo from when the store opened. Source: North Walsham & District Community Archive Source: Julie Anne They traded…

Sudbury (Suffolk) Woolworths – Store 840

94-95 North Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 6RF Woolworths opened in Sudbury, Suffolk in 1954. You can see the store on the right centre. Source: Sudbury Photo Archive At some point over the years, the shop was updated. Source: Woolworths History and Pictures Source: Dowle, S. This Woolworths closed in January 2009, after 55 years of…

Dublin (Thomas St) Woolworths – Store 839

126 – 128 Thomas Street, Dublin, 8, Ireland Woolworths opened a third Dublin store in Ireland in 1954. The other two were Dublin (Grafton Street) Woolworths – Store 31 and Dublin (Henry Street) Woolworths – Store 76. Source: Archiseek The store closed in the 1970s due to not trading as well as the other Dublin…

Exeter Woolworths – Store 838

35 Sidwell Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 6NU Woolworths opened a second Exeter store in 1954. There was already a store in the High Street (Store 151). Source: Exeter Memories This store closed in the 1980s, whilst the first Exeter store carried on trading. There was a Poundstretcher in the building until recently. Today the unit…

Gloucester Woolworths – Store 837

12-18 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 1PH Woolworths opened on Eastgate Street in Gloucester in 1954. There was already a nearby store on Westgate Street (Store 125). Source: Gloucestershire Live It looks like it was a very large store. The Westgate store closed in the 1970s, when Woolworths consolidated stores that were too close together….

Truro – Store 836

13-15 Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2RF One of the later stores, Woolworths opened during the 1950s in the only city of Cornwall (and place of my birth) – Truro. It was located in quite a prominent area, next to the City Hall, and opposite the Trustee Savings Bank (ie TSB) and a rather important looking statue….

Gorton Woolworths – Store 835

582 Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester M18 7EH Woolworths opened in Gorton, Manchester in 1954, in a rather interesting-looking building. Possibly it was a snooker or billiards hall previously. The store is not on the 1995 store list, so it likedly closed in the 1970s/80s. Today there is a Betfred and Christiam Ministries in the building….

Cupar Woolworths – Store 834

29 – 31 Crossgate, Cupar, Fife KY15 5HD Woolworths opened in the Scottish town of Cupar in 1954. It was quite a large store. This fab photos shows the oversized Woolworth letters that was trialed in the 1970s. Source: The Courier They traded here for over 50 years, closing in January 2009. It became an…

Omagh Woolworths – Store 833

10 Market Street, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland Woolworths opened in Omagh, Northern Ireland, in 1954. It traded from Market Street for about 20-30 years. The store is not on the 1995 store list, so it closed in the 1970s or 80s. Today there is a Santander in the building, Source: Ballysundriven

St Leonards-on-Sea – Store 832

10/11 Kings Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex TN37 6EA There once was a Woolworths store at St Leonards-on-Sea, down the road from Hastings. It opened in the 1950s on Kings Road, quite close to St Leonards Warrior Square train station. It is on the right of the below photo – the building with the narrow arched windows….

Tonypandy Woolworths – Store 831

106-108 Dunraven Street, Tonypandy, Mid Glamorgan CF40 1AD Woolworths opened in Tonypandy, Wales, in 1954. I’m not sure where it was originally, but in 1966 this large store was built on the site of what was the Empire Cinema. It opened on 28th March 1966. Source: Cinema Treasures The store closed in when the chain…

Dursley Woolworths – Store 830

27 – 29 Long Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4HU Woolworths opened in Dursley in 1954. Another short-lived store, this one closed in 1973. This photo was taken shortly after it closed. Source: Facebook Today you will find Ben’s Takeaway in the former Woolworths building.

Brentford Woolworths – Store 829

120 – 122 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex Woolworths opened in Brentford in March 1954 as part of a parade of shops. Source: Facebook Source: Brentford High Street Project They traded here for 20 years, as it “did not prosper in the 1960s and was among the first stores to be closed on economic grounds during…

South Oxhey Woolworths – Store 828

12 St Andrews Road, South Oxhey, Watford, Herts WD19 7AA Woolworths opened in South Oxhey in 1954. Source: Our Oxhey Source: Flickr – Terry Trainor Source: Flickr Source: Ballysundriven South Oxhey Woolworths closed in December 2008 and if you’re looking for the old building today, you won’t find it. The whole of St Andrews Road…

New Addington Woolworths – Store 827

49-50 Central Parade, New Addington, Surrey CR9 0AP Woolworths opened in New Addington in 1954, along a parade of shops in this South London town near Croydon. They traded here for 54 years. The store closed in January 2009. It did become a 99p store, which was taken over by Poundland.

Chigwell/Hainault Woolworths – Store 826

187 Manford Way, Chigwell, Hainault, Essex IG7 4DN Woolworths opened in Chigwell in 1954. It was known as the “Hainault” store when it opened, but by the 1970s it was known as “Chigwell” store. Ron Watson was manager from 1974-78. The store traded here for 54 years, closing in December 2008. Today you’ll find a…

Enfield Highway Woolworths – Store 825

220-222 Hertford Road, Enfield Highway, Middlesex EN3 5BH Woolworths opened in Enfield Highway in 1954, as part of a parade of shops. They traded here for over half a century – 54 years. Martin Robbins was the store manager in 1986. Source: Flickr The store closed in December 2008. Today there is a “Fresh Food…