Category Archives: Bristol

Bristol, Gloucester Road – Store 448

147 – 149 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8BB

Woolworths opened on Gloucester Road in Bristol in 1931. It took over the premises of a grocers. The building had been built in 1890 (source: Gloucester Road Story)

Bristol Gloucester Road Former Woolworths

Bristol Gloucester Road Former Woolworths

Source: The Bishopston Society

The store closed in 1978 and became a Kwik-Save. In 2002 it became a Peacocks, and they closed in 2019 as the building is to be redeveloped into student accommodation.

Bedminster – Store 195

42 – 46 East Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4HF

Woolworths opened in Bedminster in 1925, with theĀ Arcade Billiard Hall upstairs. I can’t find a photo of the original store. There is just this photo from when the store was closing at the end of 2008. It looks like a 1950s building from the look of the upper floor, and the store would have been larger going across the whole building. Superdrug is next door, so they probably halved in size in the 1980s and gave the other half to Superdrug as they were part of the same Kingfisher group. This is all my guesswork – if anyone can confirm, do let us know in the comments.

Bedminster Woolworths 2008

Bedminster Woolworths 2008

Source: Dixon J.

Poundland took over the Woolworths unit, and you can still see the Woolworths tiled pillars today.

Bedminster Former Woolworths - Poundland

Bedminster Former Woolworths – Poundland

Source: Ballysundriven