Hello there, thank you for visiting my blog. I’m Sabrina, ex-Woolies office employee and a bit of a Woolworths nut basically.

I’ve always been obsessed with Woolworths, ever since I can remember, and today I am still fascinated by Woolworths buildings – the iconic architecture, the way they are present in nearly every high street and how you can almost always recognise a Woolies building, even now with the chain not existing anymore. I’m often searching the internet for old pictures and it’s quite hard work, like being a detective. So I thought it would be useful to create a website where you can easily find all the pictures for a particular store in one place.  That’s what this blog is about. Of course I will reference the source of each photo that I have not actually taken, don’t want to take the glory for other people’s work!

You may remember my facebook group ‘Mission: To get a picture of every single Woolworths before they close down’, from December 2008, where the amazing general public helped me get 724 photos of Woolworths stores across the country http://www.facebook.com/groups/16527599995

Now I have been writing this blog for 6 years and have written about over 600 stores. I will get to the full 1200 stores one day! Please feel free to comment on any posts with your memories. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook where the posts are shared.

If you are interested in further reading about Woolworths history, I have found these websites as great resources and there are a few Woolworths Facebook groups.


More Woolworths-related images can be found on my Pinterest boards:


If you would like to contact me, you can message me by filling out the form below.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello, I just want to say thank you for documenting history in this way. I’m a minor writer and poet, currently writing a new poem with one line in it about shopping at Woolworth’s (actually going out for errands as an office junior). I was trying to think if there was a Woolworth’s in the West End of London, which is how I landed on your blog. It’s fascinating! Thank you for your work on this. It deserves a wider audience. Best wishes, Josephine

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    1. sabrina says:

      Oh thank you for your kind words, that’s really lovely :))

      Liked by 1 person

  2. brenda says:

    worked at 368 romford from 1970-77 and then 1032 canvey island from 1999 until closure absolutely loved it.

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  3. Paul Midgley says:

    Love looking at the many old stores I worked across Scotland and northern England, thanks for sharing your work

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