Sittingbourne – Store 298

46 – 48 High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4PB

Woolworths opened in Sittingbourne, Kent, in 1927. It wasn’t a purpose-built store – the building was part of the existing Rose Inn according to the internet – though from these 1955 photos The Rose is still there on the left of Woolworths, and there is an alleyway between the two buildings. The windows  are certainly the same – Georgian sash windows.

Sittingbourne Woolworths 1955

Sittingbourne Woolworths 1955

Sittingbourne Woolworths 1955

Sittingbourne Woolworths 1955

Sittingbourne Woolworths 1955

Sittingbourne Woolworths 1955

Here you can see the store in the 1990s with the more familiar logo and tiles.

Sittingbourne Woolworths 1990s

Sittingbourne Woolworths 1990s

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Sittingbourne Woolworths 2000s

Sittingbourne Woolworths 2000s

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In 2008, you can see the doors have been updated from the ones above.

Sittingbourne Woolworths 2008

Sittingbourne Woolworths 2008

The store closed when the chain went bust in December 2008 and it became a 99p store, who were bought by Poundland. But walk past this store and you will know it was a Woolworths.

Sittingbourne Former Woolworths

Sittingbourne Former Woolworths

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