Letchworth – Store 356

32 Leys Avenue, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3EP

Woolworths opened in Letchworth Garden City in 1929. It was a small store in a purpose-built two-storey building, with classic Woolworths architecture.

Letchworth Woolworths 1930s

Letchworth Woolworths 1930s

Letchworth Woolworths 1930s

Letchworth Woolworths 1930s

Source: Herts Memories

Letchworth Woolworths 1960s

Letchworth Woolworths 1960s

After this photo was taken in the 1960s, the store was extended to the left.

The store closed in June 1986, when the new shopping centre opened. Woolworths opened there with a new store number, which I will cover in a separate post. Argos opened in the old Woolworths building.

Letchworth Former Woolworths

Letchworth Former Woolworths

In 2014, when Argos moved out, the red mosaic tiling of the old Woolworths store was revealed.

Letchworth Former Woolworths Revealed

Letchworth Former Woolworths Revealed

In 2015 the Cultivo Lounge opened here, but look up and you’ll see the original Woolworths architecture, and to the sides you will see the original pilasters, half clad in pearl-granite slabs.

Letchworth Former Woolworths

Letchworth Former Woolworths

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