Stoke-on-Trent – Store 324

6-8 Majestic Buildings, Campbell Place, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs 

Woolworths opened in Stoke-on-Trent in 1928. Two other Stoke-on-Trent stores already existed at Hanley and Longton. This third one opened at 6-8 Majestic Buildings, which we know thanks to Graham Soult‘s research. You can see the small store on the far right of this photo. The building on the far left was the Majestic Cinema, and in front are concrete shelters for cinema-goers to be protected from the rain when queuing.

Stoke-on-Trent Woolworths 1957

Stoke-on-Trent Woolworths 1957

12 – 14 Campbell Place, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs ST4 1LY

In the 1957, quite soon after the above photo was taken, Woolworths acquired the cinema and demolished it to building a new, bigger store. The rather ugly concrete shelters were kept – they were then used as bus shelters.

Stoke on Trent Woolworths 1960s

Stoke on Trent Woolworths 1960s

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In the below 1963 photo, you can see the new Woolworths store in the distance, and that a little supermarket replaced the original store.

Stoke on Trent Woolworths 1963

Stoke on Trent Woolworths 1963

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This Woolworths lasted until the end, closing after the chain went bust in December 2008.

Stoke-on-Trent Woolworths 2008

Stoke-on-Trent Woolworths 2008

Source: Photo History of Stoke-on-Trent

It became a Bargain Buys store.

Stoke-on-Trent Former Woolworths

Stoke-on-Trent Former Woolworths

And the original Woolworths is now a Heron Foods.

Stoke-on-Trent Former Woolworths

Stoke-on-Trent Former Woolworths

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