Southend – Store 33
29/35 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1HR
“Woolworths opened in the fashionable Edwardian seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea in small premises at 29 High Street on 25th April 1914. Below shows the storefront in 1938 following an extension in 1934.” – www.100thbirthday.co.uk
Southend Woolworths 1938
“A cinema front was added in 1957 when the store was extended to span 29-35 High Street. It was enlarged further in 1977, while the upper salesfloor and restaurant were closed in 1988”, and finally the whole store closing in January 2009.
Southend Woolworths 2008
TJ Hughes opened in the building in August 2010 after a £1million refurbishment, but unfortunately they also went into adminstration and closed just one year later.
Southend TJ Hughes 2010
In 2012 H&M announced they would takeover the store, making a total of 3 H&M stores in Southend! It’s trading well and certainly looks good on the high street. Southend council have also locally listed the building, ensuring we keep a bit of Woolworths history on Southend High Street 🙂
Southend H&M 2014