Bootle – Store 386

Stanley Road, Bootle, Merseyside 

Woolworths opened in Bootle in 1930. It was on Stanley Road, in an existing building. See it in the photo below – it had Burton on one side, Weaver & Wearer on the other.

Bootle Woolworths 1960

Bootle Woolworths 1961

Source: Bootle Times

35 years later, the shops on one side of Stanley Road were to be demolished to make way for a new shopping centre. This photo shows the old Woolworths store empty.

Bootle Woolworths closing in 1960s

Bootle Woolworths closing in 1960s

Source: Bootle Times

55-58 New Strand Shopping Precinct, Medway, Bootle, Merseyside L20 4TH

In October 1968 the New Strand Shopping Precinct was officially opened, and Woolworths had a new larger store inside with a front and back entrance.

Bootle Woolworths 1970

Bootle Woolworths 1970

Source: Liverpool Echo

Former manager Kevin Alexander worked there for 4 years from 1986 to 1990. He remembers, “Fantastic team that I still hold fond memories of. Never known a store like it for selling Easter eggs – our sales went from £23000 up to £140000. Got awarded Golden Egg for our sales.”

Bootle Woolworths 1999

Bootle Woolworths 1999

The store closed in December 2008 and became a B&M Bargains store.

Bootle Former Woolworths

Bootle Former Woolworths

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