Canterbury – Store 109

21 St George’s Street, Canterbury, Kent

Woolworths opened in Canterbury in 1922. A mock timber front was erected as the architects seemed to have a taste for Old England and quite a few stores had this effect, such as Kingston.

Canterbury Woolworths 1930s

Canterbury Woolworths 1930s

Canterbury Woolworths was bombed in WW2. Ten years later, the store was rebuilt and reopened in 1952. They traded here until closure in December 2008.

Canterbury Woolworths 2009 - after closure

Canterbury Woolworths 2009 – after closure

Source: Patten D.

Today you will find Poundland here, but if you are walking by, do take a look above and see some 1950s Woolies architecture.


Canterbury Former Woolworths - Poundland

Canterbury Former Woolworths – Poundland

Source: Howard D.

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