Uckfield Woolworths – Store 765

33 High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AH A year after WWII began, a few new Woolworths stores continued opening in 1940. One of these was Uckfield. The style of this store was similar to Store 750 Colindale – a modern rendition of Classical architecture with porthole windows (Source: Woolworth’s 100 Years on the High…

East Molesey Woolworths – Store 764

136 Walton Road, East Molesey, SurreyKT8 0HP Woolworths opened in East Molesey in 1947, after the war. It was built as part of a parade of shops. There was a flood in 1968, and Woolworths was photographed then. The store was updated, you can see the fascia and doors in this photo. This is the…

Upminster Woolworths – Store 763

47 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex RM14 2AL Woolworths opened in Upminster in 1940. The store was built as part of a parade of shops. Source: Francis Frith They traded from this location until the end, closing in December 2008. Source: John Winfield / Shops, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex / CC BY-SA 2.0 Today…

Diss Woolworths – Store 762

55-56 Mere Street, Diss, Norfolk IP22 3AG Woolworths opened in Diss in Norfolk in 1939. It was a purpose-built store with a Neo-Georgian look. Source: eBay Source: Source: Evans, K. The store traded until the end, closing in December 2008. It became a Carpetright but is now a Poundland. Source: dissexpress.co.uk

Romford (Collier Row) Woolworths – Store 761

36-38 Collier Row Road, Romford, Essex RM5 3PD Woolworths opened in Collier Row, Romford, in 1940. There was another nearby Woolworths store on Romford High Street (Store 368). Collier Row is the northern part of Romford, and Woolworth traded here until December 2008. Today there is a Costcutter here.

Weybridge Woolworths – Store 760

27 High Street, Weybridge, Surrey The Woolworths in Weybridge is slightly different from others in that it was due to open in 1939 but didn’t due to the outbreak of WWII. It was actually was used as the Woolworths Head Office during the war, and then finally opened to the public as a store in…

Clydebank Woolworths – Store 759

26 – 30 Glasgow Road, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire Woolworths opened in Clydebank in 1939. A purpose-built store on a corner plot with an Art Deco facade. Source: womenslibrary.org.uk The store closed in the 1970s/80s. The building still exists today as a snooker hall called Lucky Break, although the store front has been bricked up. Source: Fotofling…

Harrow Wealdstone Woolworths – Store 758

67-71 High Street, Wealdstone, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 5DQ Woolworths opened in Wealdstone, Harrow, in 1940. It was a 5 minute walk from Harrow & Wealdstone London Underground station. The store traded for just under 70 years, closing in December 2008. Source: Facebook The unit was occupied by Tesco Express and then Peacocks

Clifton Woolworths – Store 757

140a Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2RU Woolworths opened in Clifton in 1939. The store was purpose built on Whiteladies Road, which was an upmarket shopping area of Bristol with grand Georgian buildings. Source: Historic England Woolworths traded from here for just under 70 years, closing in December 2008. Today there is a Sainsburys Local…

Stoneleigh Woolworths – Store 756

65 The Broadway, Stoneleigh, Ewell, Surrey Woolworths opened in Stoneleigh, Surrey, in 1939. It was part of a parade of shops. Source: Francis Frith Source: Francis Frith This Woolworths store is listed as closed on the 1972 store list. The unit was recently a Budgens, but today you will find a Sainsburys Local here.

Rothesay Woolworths – Store 755

85-99 Montague Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 0HP Woolworths opened in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, in 1939. Source: Pinterest It was a purpose-built store with the recognisable Woolworths architecture – red-brick, 5 bays, central pediment. Source: Facebook It lasted until the end when the chain went bust in December 2008, trading…

Otley Woolworths – Store 754

34-40 Kirkgate, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 3HL Woolworths opened in Otley in 1939. It was a purpose-built store with a stone Art Deco facade. Source: Historic England Source: Facebook They traded from here for nearly 70 years. Here are some stories from former store colleagues: Tracy Clifford shares her memories, “Otley was my first store…

Bathgate Woolworths – Store 753

54-60 George Street. Bathgate, West Lothian EH48 1PF Woolworths opened in Bathgate, Scotland, in 1939 – a purpose-built store. Source: Alamy.com They traded here for 70 years, closing in December 2008. Today Poundland is here. Source: jackdeightonsf

New Brighton Woolworths – Store 752

Victoria Road, New Brighton, Wallasey CH45 2JD Woolworths opened in New Brighton in 1939, the second Woolworths in Wallasey (the first was store 381). New Brighton was a thriving seaside town at that time, in Wallesey, Merseyside. Source: History of Wallasey Shopping Among the other shopkeepers on this side of the road was William Organ…

Morecambe Woolworths (Seafront) – Store 751

Marine Road Central, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4BU Woolworths opened in Morecambe in 1939. This was the second Woolworths in this seaside town, just a 10 minute walk from the first (Store 408) which opened in 1930. The newer seafront store had an eye-catching art deco frontage. Source: Facebook Source: Kapp, A. Woolworths traded from this…

Colindale Woolworths – Store 750

10 Varley Parade, The Hyde, Colindale, London NW9 6RR Woolworths opened on Varley Parade in Colindale in 1939. It was the third branch in the area, the others were Store 422 and Storee 430. This store was purpose-built as part of a parade of shops, with quite an eye-catching design. Source: Historic England After 50…

Northfield Woolworths – Store 749

750 Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2NT Woolworths opened in Northfield in 1939. It was originally part of a parade of shops on Bristol Road, where Boots is today. After nearly 30 years, Woolworths moved to a new bigger premises in June 1968. 804 – 814 Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2NT Source:…

Blackfen (Sidcup) Woolworths – Store 748

13 Blackfen Parade, Blackfen Road, Sidcup, Kent DA15 9LX Woolworths opened in Blackfen, South East London, in 1939. It was part of a parade of shops. Source: yourlocalweb.co.uk Former store manager Matt Marshall remembers 748 Blackfen being his first store as a manager, approx 33 years ago. The store traded here for 70 years, closing…

Stevenage Woolworths – Store 747

50 High Street, Stevenage, Herts SG1 3EB Woolworths opened in Stevenage in 1939 on the High Street (what is now known as the Old Town). It was built as part of a small parade of shops. Source: Facebook Woolworths traded here for 20 years, before moving to a new location in Queensway – when a…

Dagenham Woolworths – Store 746

235 – 241 Heathway, Dagenham, Essex RM9 5NJ Woolworths opened in Dagenham in 1939. It was part of a parade of shops – it does look purpose-built, I am guessing the whole parade was built in 1939. You can see the shops on both sides of Woolworths in this photo are still being fitted. Source:…