Bray Woolworths – Store 801

10-12 Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

In 1953 Woolworths opened their 15th Irish store in the seaside town of Bray.

Bray Woolworths

Source: Greystones Guide

From Woolworths History & Pictures, this is a staff photo from Staff 1969 after the extension and modernisation of their store. Mr C Callaghan is sat in the centre of the front row.

Bray Woolworths staff photo 1969

Source: Woolworths History & Pictures

In 1976 a truck crashed into the store, luckily no one was hurt.

Bray Woolworths 1976

Source: Bray Did You Know?

Bray Woolworths 1983

Source: Bray Did You Know?

The store closed in 1984, when all Woolworths stores in Ireland were closed down.

With thanks to Stephen Nolan who took a photo of the building today, you can see there are two stores here in the former Woolworths building – a Flying Tiger store and a bookshop called Dubray.

Bray Former Woolworths

Source: Nolan, S.


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