Sheffield (Haymarket) – Store 319

12 – 14 Haymarket, Sheffield

Woolworths opened their third Sheffield store in 1928. The other two were at The Moor and Attercliffe Road. This one was on Haymarket. It was an interesting looking building with a central arch design on the upper floors. The fascia said ‘Cafe Entrance’ at one end, next to the F.W. Woolworth & Co. Ltd text.

Sheffield Haymarket Woolworths 1940s

Sheffield Haymarket Woolworths 1940s

It looks like it was a very popular store from these busy street scenes.

Sheffield Haymarket Woolworths 1955

Sheffield Haymarket Woolworths 1955

Source: Picture Sheffield

Sheffield Haymarket Woolworths 1958

Sheffield Haymarket Woolworths 1958

In 1959 they moved down a bit to numbers 34 – 36 Haymarket, where a huge new superstore had been built. There was an upstairs floor with an elevated walkway.

34 – 36 Haymarket, Sheffield S1 1PG

Sheffield Haymarket Woolworths 1963

Sheffield Haymarket Woolworths 1963

Sheffield Haymarket Woolco 1967

Sheffield Haymarket Woolco 1967

In the 1970s, this store was converted to a Woolco, with a Woolco store number of 2009. Woolco was Woolworth’s hypermarket format. Half of the space was given to groceries, the other half to home, garden, fashions (child & adult), furniture, homewares, electrical appliances, audio-visual ranges, sports and leisure goods. This on top of the full Woolworth range. More Woolco stores were out-of-town, but the Sheffield store was one in a town centre.

Sheffield Haymarket Woolco 1976

Sheffield Haymarket Woolco 1976

Source: Hearson M.

Sheffield Haymarket Woolco 1978

Sheffield Haymarket Woolco 1978

In 1986 all Woolco stores in the UK were sold by Kingfisher. The Sheffield Woolco closed in June 1986, and Wilkinsons took over that unit. They still trade there today, by their more modern name of Wilko. Woolco is now Wilko.

Sheffield Haymarket Former Woolworths-Woolco | Now Wilko

Sheffield Haymarket Former Woolworths/Woolco | Now Wilko

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