Uckfield Woolworths – Store 765

33 High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AH

A year after WWII began, a few new Woolworths stores continued opening in 1940. One of these was Uckfield. The style of this store was similar to Store 750 Colindale – a modern rendition of Classical architecture with porthole windows (Source: Woolworth’s 100 Years on the High Street – K. Morrison)

Uckfield Woolworths 1940

Source: Historic England

The above photo was taken in March 1940 just after the store opened. You can see the neighbouring units are not occupied yet.

Woolworths traded here for 68 years, closing in December 2008.

Uckfield Woolworths 2008

Source: Al

Today there is a WHSmith here. The porthole windows are now covered up.

Uckfield Former Woolworths

Source: Ballysundriven


One Comment Add yours

  1. terrymaywoodhotmailcom says:

    From the age of 9-14 (1960-1965) this was my ‘local’ Woolworth (we lived in the village of Nutley just 5 miles away). Little was I to know that a family house move to East Grinstead would lead to me working for FWW as a Saturday ‘boy’ and that job would kick start a 23 year career.

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