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.
Here you can see the store in the 1990s with the more familiar logo and tiles.
In 2008, you can see the doors have been updated from the ones above.
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.