55 Market Street, Holyhead, Isle of Angelsey LL65 1UG
Woolworths opened in Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey in 1953. The Isle of Anglesey is on the northwest coast of Wales. The store opened in a 19th century building. Below are some early staff photos.
Source: Burnell, R.
Source: Rowlands, A.
It was a large store. Former store manager Michael O’ Shea says the store had 2 levels above staff rooms and 2 levels below stockroom and loading dock.
Source: Flickr – Glenntheben
There was also an upstairs resident ghost called Mary according to Jeff Scott and Chris Jones. Spooky!
The store closed in December 2008 after 55 years of trading at this location. The building has lay empty since.
It is one of the last former Woolworths that still has a fully intact sign up today. This photo was taken in August 2022. Not sure how long for though, as there is planning permission to demolish the building and put up a 119 bedroom hotel.
Source: Batchelor, J.
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An important Woolies for Irish shoppers after the 1984 shutdown of the Republic of Ireland stores. The first stop when you got off the Dublin ferry at Holyhead!
That ghost sign is at the back of the store and visible for people coming off the ferry
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