90/90a High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 1PU
Opened in the 1920s, Maidenhead was one of the first stores called ‘Woolworths’ with a ‘s’, having been Woolworth before then. This happened in 1985 when it was chosen to be a ‘Cornerstone’ Store along with Orpington and Bedford, where they launched the Ladybird clothing range. The 6 cornerstones were DIY, Leisure and Play, Homewares, General Convenience, Clothing and Daily Provisions. (Source: Woolworthsmuseum.co.uk)
Below are 2 pictures I took, as I used to work around the corner. First is before the closure announcement, second is when the store was closing down.
It is now a Wilko, which really brightens up the lifeless high street – no offence locals 😉 Why did they get rid of the benches??