Atherton Woolworths – Store 782

116 – 118 Market Street, Atherton, Manchester

Woolworths opened in Atherton in 1952 in a former billiards hall. Unfortunately there are no photos of the building as a Woolworths. It was only open for 2 or 3 decades, as it’s not listed on the 1995 store list.

A Kwik Save opened afterwards. In this 1984 photo, it may possibly say ‘Woolworths store closed’ on the doors, but it’s too blurry to make out. *EDIT The poster mentions May bank holiday dates and may be about Kwik Save being closed on those dates. The Woolworths store closed before 1984.

Atherton Former Woolworths 1984

Source: Wigan Archives

Today the Post Office is in the building. This photo is from the blog “If Those Walls Could Talk

Atherton Former Woolworths

Source: McGrath, T.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. sqwidge1978 says:

    The poster on the door Relates to the May Bank Holidays In 1984, Mon 7th and Mon 29th, sollikely refer to Kwik Save being closed those days

    Liked by 1 person

    1. sabrina says:

      Ahh yes, now you say that, I’ve looked again at the photo and I can make out the bank holiday dates. Thank you


  2. Mike Forshaw says:

    I started April 1984, and it wasn’t a Woolworths store at that time.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. sabrina says:

      Okay thanks for the extra info. It is like being a detective!


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