102 Bath Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8HA
Woolworths opened in Ilkeston in 1923. In the 1930s the store had an update with an Art Deco facade added.
Source: Francis Frith
This Woolworths store was one of the few that kept it’s original 1930s features – the bronze window and door surrounds, the curved glass, the detailing above the door. Though the upper floor windows had been covered up.
Source: Historic England
Source: Ilkeston Town Walk
On the inside of the store, the floor had not been updated since the 1950s/60s.
After closure in December 2008, the building lay empty for many years. But recently The Project have restored the building, keeping the original Woolworths art deco detailing. This is a wonderful thing, and worth taking a visit to Ilkeston to see – you can even have a coffee there.
Source: The Project