Newcastle-under-Lyme – Store 300

96 High Street (formerly Penkhull Street), Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs ST5 1QF

The 300th Woolworths store opened in 1928 on Penkhull Street in a timber-framed building. At some point Penkhull Street was renamed ‘High Street’.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1930s

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1930s

Source: BBC

After WW2 the ‘3d and 6d’ was dropped from the fascia so it read ‘F. W. Woolworth’.

 

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1950s

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1950s

Source: Age Photo Stock

In the 1950s a zebra crossing was put on the road directly in front of Woolworths.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1950s

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1950s

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Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1950s

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1950s

Source: Magnolia Box

In presumeably 1960s, Woolworths had a major makeover. They demolished the original timber-framed building and built a two-floor superstore that took the whole of the corner plot. It went all the way to the other end of Friar Street where there was another entrance.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1965

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1965

In the 1970s, the logo was updated on the fascia.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1970s

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 1970s

Source: Stoke on Trent Live

The store lasted until the end, closing in January 2009.

 

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 2008

Newcastle-under-Lyme Woolworths 2008

Source: Deltabus

After closure, it became a 99p store when then became Poundland.

Newcastle-under-Lyme-Former Woolworths

Newcastle-under-Lyme-Former Woolworths

Here is the side view on Friar Street, so you can see how big a Woolworths it would have been.

Newcastle-under-Lyme-Former Woolworths side

Newcastle-under-Lyme-Former Woolworths side

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