Newport (IOW) – Store 303

104 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight

Woolworths opened their second Isle of Wight store in Newport in 1928. This first one opened in Ryde the previous year. The Newport store was originally at 104 High Street, as pictured below.

Newport (IOW) Woolworths

Newport (IOW) Woolworths

Source: Worthpoint

Some time after 1972, the store extended into the neighbouring building, so it spanned from 103 to 104 High Street. The store lasted until the chain went bust in December 2008.

Newport (IOW) Woolworths

Newport (IOW) Woolworths

Source: Capper I.

The unit was split – 103 is now Card Factory and 104 is Poundland. The Woolworths tiles at the sides are still present.

Newport (IOW) Former Woolworths

Newport (IOW) Former Woolworths

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