East Grinstead – Store 352

20 – 26 London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1AG

Woolworths opened in East Grinstead in 1929. The building is quite interesting  as the upper floor had the right side in line with the street and the left side back a bit. So we can guess the store was small to start off with – probably the right side. And then extended to the left in later years. Or vice versa. Have a look at this photo from the 1960s.

East Grinstead Woolworths 1960s

East Grinstead Woolworths 1960s

The store traded here right until the end, closing after the chain went bust in December 2008.

East Grinstead Woolworths 2008

East Grinstead Woolworths 2008

It became a 99p store and then a Poundland. But all the classic Woolies features still exist, from the upper floor architecture to the cream tiles to the doors.

East Grinstead Former Woolworths

East Grinstead Former Woolworths

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