Great Yarmouth – Store 134

114 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2AB

Woolworths opened in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth in 1923 on Regent Road. It was located opposite the Regal Cinema, and it had the Luciana Billiards Hall on the upper floor.

Great Yarmouth Woolworths 1955

Great Yarmouth Woolworths 1955

Source: Francis Frith

Great Yarmouth Woolworths 1956

Great Yarmouth Woolworths 1956

Source: Our Great Yarmouth

Woolworths moved from this site in 1959 to bigger premises on Market Place, and today you will find KFC and McDonalds in the old Regent Road building. If you look above, you will see the original architecture, and it looks like Lloyds Pharmacy is where the entrance to the billiards hall would have been.

 

Great Yarmouth Former Woolworths - KFC

Great Yarmouth Former Woolworths – KFC

Great Yarmouth Former Woolworths - McDonalds

Great Yarmouth Former Woolworths – McDonalds

23 – 24 Market Place, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 1LZ

In 1959 Woolworths moved to this purpose-built building, with its recognisable 50s style and pale blue panels. Here are some photos from across the decades.

Great Yarmouth Woolworths 1970s

Great Yarmouth Woolworths 1970s

Source: Historic England

Great Yarmouth Woolworths 2000

Great Yarmouth Woolworths 2000

Source: Historic England

Great Yarmouth Woolworths 2008

Great Yarmouth Woolworths 2008

Source: Evans K.

The store closed in January 2009, and today you will find Poundland located here.

Great Yarmouth Former Woolworths - Poundland

Great Yarmouth Former Woolworths – Poundland

Source: Ballysundriven

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