64 High Street, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset BS23 1HX
Woolworths opened in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare very early on, in 1919. You can see the building before it was a Woolworths in the below photo – in the centre with the roof windows.
Source: Past and Present Publications
Here is a photo of the Woolworths store when it was trading. You can see they did not change the building at all, apart from removing the roof windows. Quite interesting, perhaps they were not allowed to demolish and build in their own style, as they had in other towns. It is a beautiful building, so I’d say this was a good thing. Bhs next door had demolished their building, replacing it with a rather 50s looking building.
(Photo from my Facebook group)
The store closed for good on 30th December 2008.
Source: White R., Flickr
The following year, Poundland opened, and here it is from when I visited the busy high street this week.