Ludlow Woolworths – Store 524

1 Castle Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AS

Woolworths opened in Ludlow in 1933 in an existing building. The store traded here all the way to the end in December 2008, but what is special about this store is how the original 1930s shopfront survived, and it is still there today.

Ludlow Woolworths 2006
Ludlow Woolworths 2006

Source: Flickr

This is the mosaic flooring at the entrance with the Diamond W and a close up of the wooden doors. You can see the curve of the windows.

Ludlow Woolworths Original Mosaic
Ludlow Woolworths Original Mosaic

Source: Heritage Calling

Inside the store, it had Steleonite ceilings, which were supposedly fire-resistant.

Ludlow Woolworths Original Stamped Tin Ceiling
Ludlow Woolworths Original Stamped Tin Ceiling

Source: Historic England

Ludlow Woolworths 2008
Ludlow Woolworths 2008

Source: Chadwick, P.

Spar took over the unit after Woolworths closed, and amazingly they kept the original shopfront, including the wooden doors and the mosaic floor.

Ludlow Former Woolworths
Ludlow Former Woolworths

Source: Ballysundriven

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