Barking – Store 328

23 – 25 East Street, Barking, Essex

Woolworths opened in Barking in 1928. It was on East Street, and for once it wasn’t a purpose built store. I can’t find any photos of the store from the old days, but it lasted right until the end in December 2008. Paula Robery worked at the store and she reminisces, “I did many jobs around the store – pic n mix, cards, working on the tills and the final one was working on the entertainment counter. I had many laughs and still miss it.”

Barking Woolworths 2008

Barking Woolworths 2008

After it closed, the unit became a Sam 99p Store which it still is today.

Barking Former Woolworths

Barking Former Woolworths

Source: Diamond Geezer

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