Swiss Cottage Woolworths – Store 713

5 Harben Parade, Finchley Road, London NW3 6JR Woolworths opened in Swiss Cottage in 1938. It was part of a parade of shops. Source: Historic England The store closed in the 1970s/80s. Until recently there was an Argos in the old unit. Source: Camden New Journal Woolworths reopened in Swiss Cottage in 1999 at 117…

Abingdon Woolworths – Store 712

15 High St, Abingdon OX14 5BB Woolworths opened in Abingdon in 1938, a purpose-built store on the High Street. Source: Abingdon and surrounding areas Woolworths moved from this unit to bigger premises. Today the original building still exists and it is occupied by Savers. Source: Soult, G. 21 Bury Street, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3QU The…

Sleaford Woolworths – Store 711

60 Southgate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7RT Woolworths opened in Sleaford in 1938. Below are various photos from across the years. It traded from here right to the end, closing in January 2009. Source: @InSleaford Source: @mark_suffield Source: @mark_suffield Today the Yorkshire Trading Company is in the building. Source: Ballysundriven

Hull Woolworths (Holderness Road) – Store 710

272 – 284 Holderness Road, Hull, Yorkshire HU9 2JY Woolworths opened another store in Hull in 1938. The other stores in Hull were Store 6 and Store 169. The store was on a corner, purpose built with an Art Deco facade. Source: Historic England This Woolworths closed in January 1989. Today the building still exists…

Belmont Woolworths – Store 709

25 Belmont Circle, Kenton Lane, Harrow, Middx HA3 8RF Woolworths opened in Belmont, in the Kenton/Stanmore area of Harrow, London in 1938. In this photo it looks like a purpose-built store in a parade of shops. This store closed in the 1970s/80s. Today there is a SKS Security shop in the unit and a top…

Bideford Woolworths – Store 708

75-76 High Street, Bideford, Devon EX39 2AJ Woolworths opened in the historic port town on Bideford, North Devon, in 1938. It was a purpose-built store with a Georgian style. They traded here for 71 years and incredibly kept their original 1930s windows right until the end. You can see them in this photo. Source: Lamey,…

West Norwood Woolworths – Store 707

364-366 Norwood Road, West Norwood, London SE27 9AG Woolworths opened in West Norwood in 1937. This was the third store with ‘Norwood’ in the name – the others were South Norwood and Upper Norwood, although there were even more branches nearby in this area of South London. The store was purpose-built on a corner site,…

Pinner Woolworths – Store 706

11 Bridge Street, Pinner, Middlesex HA5 3HS Woolworths opened in Pinner on 8th October 1937. It had a corner plot on Bridge Street on the junction with Chapel Lane, not far from Pinner Underground station. I have a few memories of Pinner Woolworths here: Mark Ward: “I was manager of Pinner from 2006-2007 the store…

Driffield Woolworths – Store 705

51 Middle Street South, Driffield, North Humberside YO25 7PW Woolworths opened in the market town of Driffield in Yorkshire in 1937. It was a purpose-built store with an Art Deco facade. Source: Facebook Woolworths traded from here for 71 years, closing in January 2009. Source: Historic England WHSmith moved into the unit and they rebuilt…

Heywood Woolworths – Store 704

10 – 12 Market Street, Heywood, Lancs Woolworths opened in Heywood in 1937. It was a purpose-built store with an Art Deco style facade. It closed in the 1970s/80s and today there is a Wetherspoons pub in the building.

Rose Hill Sutton Woolworths – Store 703

52 The Market, Rose Hill, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3HE Woolworths opened in Rose Hill, Sutton in 1937. It was about a mile from the other Sutton Woolworths Store 71. Now, I have searched online and just can’t find a photo of this Woolworths. They did trade from 52 The Market for 71 years, closing in…

Barkingside Woolworths – Store 702

77-79 High Street, Barkingside, Essex IG6 2AF Woolworths opened in Barkingside, East London, in 1937. It was as part of a parade of shops, a 10-minute walk from Barkingside tube station on the Central Line. Woolworths traded from this location for 72 years, closing in January 2009. Source: FB – Barkingside Woolworths Staff Source: FB…

Downham Woolworths – Store 701

470 Bromley Road, Downham, Bromley, Kent BR1 4PN Woolworths opened in Downham in 1937. It was on a corner plot on Bromley Road. Source: facebook – Bromley Gloss Here’s a memory from former employee Eileen Wyatt, “I had my first Saturday job in that Woolies and was paid £1. 1s. 9d. I remember the big…

Cheapside Woolworths – Store 700

130/131 Cheapside, London EC2V 6BY Woolworths opened their 700th store in Cheapside, Central London. It was just a 2-minute walk from St Paul’s tube station. The store opened in an existing building, which you can see in the photo below. Source: trainsandstuff The store closed sometime after 1974. Although I don’t have an exact date,…

Southgate Woolworths – Store 699

70 – 72 Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 5PH Woolworths opened in Southgate, North London, in 1937. It looks like a purpose-built store in a parade of shops. It was just a 3 minute walk from Southgate tube station. You can see the store below in the centre. Source: Francis Frith The store closed February 1988….

Rye Woolworths – Store 698

30 High Street, Rye, East Sussex TN37 7JF Woolworths opened in Rye in 1937. It looks like a lovely old building, with character windows next to the store. Source: JJ Justin Andrew Hamilton shares his memories from working there, “I was a Team Leader in Rye from 2002-2004. The Store Manager at this time was…

South Harrow Woolworths – Store 697

304-306 Northolt Road, South Harrow, Middlesex HA2 8EF Woolworths opened in South Harrow in 1937, in a parade of shops on Northolt Road. Source: Harrow Online Nicki Lewington was a Saturday girl at South Harrow Woolworths, she tells us, “This was my first store when I joined as a Saturday Girl in November 1985, worked…

Leighton Buzzard – Store 695

37 High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 7DZ Woolworths opened in Leighton Buzzard in 1937. The building it was in is Grade II Listed – a 19th century building built of yellow brick with red brick quoins and a Welsh slate roof. It has previous been a drapers shop for over 100 years before Woolworths…

Preswick Woolworths – Store 694

87 Main Street, Prestwick, Ayreshire KA9 1JX Woolworths opened in Prestwick in 1937. It looks purpose-built in an Art Deco style building. Source: Old Ayrshire and Arran Prestwick Woolworths closed in December 2008. Today there is a Wetherspoons pub in the building. Source: Tripadvisor