Redruth Woolworths – Store 813

72 Fore Street, Redruth, Cornwall

Shortly after opening in Launceston in 1953, Woolworths opened another Cornish store in Redruth. This one opened on 25th September 1953, in a former grocery store called S&T Trounston Ltd. The store was on quite a slope.

Redruth Woolworths – October 1953

Source: Historic England / Archives and Cornish Study Service

Redruth Woolworths 1955

Source: Francis Frith

A beautiful building, the store may have been part of the 1980s Kingsfisher closures as it has been a Superdrug for decades (Superdrug was part of the Kingfisher group, and many of the Woolworths that closed in the 1980s became Superdrug stores). The left side is a Premier newsagents.

Redruth Former Woolworths

Source: Ballysundriven


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