115 High Street, Walthamstow, London E17 7AA
Woolworths opened on Walthamstow High Street in 1916, at the top end on the junction with St James Street/Blackhorse Road, it was probably number 1 High Street. The store was opposite Burtons. It looks like it has a 1930s art deco update from the below photo. There was a side entrance on Blackhorse Road.
The store was on an awkward road bend, where Blackhorse Road became St James Street. The sharp bend sometimes caused trolley buses to come off their connectors.
Sadly the store was demolished to make the road less awkward.
If you compare the below image with the 1960s one, you can see on the right the LCS (Coop) building is still there. And in the background those 3 shops are still there. The road goes through where Woolworths was.
Woolworths moved up the High Street to 115, and built a huge superstore with a warehouse style look. This opened on 15th June 1972.
The store lasted until the end, closing in 2008.
Today it is Wilko’s.