Sheffield (The Moor) – Store 143

15 – 19 The Moor, Sheffield S1 3LF

Woolworths opened in Sheffield on The Moor in 1923. It was the first branch in Sheffield – a second Woolworths opened in nearby Haymarket very soon after.

Sheffield was heavily bombed in World War II and Woolworths was destroyed along with most of the buildings along The Moor.

Woolworths was rebuilt and you can recognise the familiar style of the facade in this 1952 photo.

Sheffield Woolworths 1952

Sheffield Woolworths 1952

Source: Sheffield City Council

These are some more photos of the store over the decades.

Sheffield Woolworths 1960s

Sheffield Woolworths 1960s

Source: Sheffield History

Sheffield Woolworths 1978

Sheffield Woolworths 1978

Source: Sheffield History

Shortly after this photo was taken in the 1980s, Woolworths reduced it’s size and the left side became Superdrug.

Sheffield Woolworths 1980s

Sheffield Woolworths 1980s

Source: Sheffield City Council

In this photo you get a nice close-up of the stairs up to the store and you can see what was typically inside a Woolworths in the noughties. Look at the peppermint blue pillars and those blue wire baskets on the right.

Sheffield Woolworths 2006

Sheffield Woolworths 2006

Source: Evissa

Sheffield Woolworths 2007

Sheffield Woolworths 2007

Source: DJN

Sheffield Woolworths 2009

Sheffield Woolworths 2009

Source: Ballysundriven

This Woolworths closed in 2008 when the chain went bust, and it became a Peacocks store.

Sheffield Former Woolworths - Peacocks (2012)

Sheffield Former Woolworths – Peacocks (2012)

Source: Barr, P

Then it became a TJ Hughes, but they went bust also.

Sheffield Former Woolworths - TJ Hughes

Sheffield Former Woolworths – TJ Hughes (2013)

Source: Budby

Today all the stores along this side of The Moor are empty and this street in being redeveloped. Who knows if the Woolworths facade will be kept or not. If you want to have a look at it, be quick!

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2 responses

  1. Which Sheffield Store was converted to a Woolco in the mid/late 70’s, store 2009?

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    1. That was the Haymarket one (store 319)

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