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Woolies

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Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 23 Jun 2008 09:43

Bet that was in 1966 as well aye T...

we still have one in Ches..shire...

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 23 Jun 2008 09:40

We still have quite a big one in Gloucester and a small one in Cheltenham. We go in there most times we are in town for a look around, can still get lots of things more cheaply. although we also use Wilkinsons . Our woolworths still has a cafe sow e sometimes go there for coffee. Get some of Granddaughters clothes there as i like the Ladybird stuff they stock.

Ann
Glos

juma

juma Report 23 Jun 2008 09:25

You won't find one in Southampton city centre anymore. Closed last summer and is now TK MAX

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 22 Jun 2008 23:42

I often use our Big W at Riverside cos I have transport. Our local Somerfield has given over some shelf space to sell Woolies bargain household goods, don't know how well it is doing. There is still a Woolies in Hunstanton.

Teresa, you will have to stop off on your way home from work and go there sometime, you can get another bus from outside there to the city altho I don't know where that service goes from there.
I intend popping in this week actually as one or two things I want, and I like to browse in the Peacocks which is there too.
Lizx

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 22 Jun 2008 23:21

'Thats the wonder of good old Woolworths' remember the jingle? and the star studded Christmas ads...now its all so different...omg thet dont even do broken biscuits!!

Helen in Kent

Helen in Kent Report 22 Jun 2008 23:16

In the 70's we used to got to Woolies to buy two ounces of salted peanuts. Now I avoid all Woolies like the plague - overcrowded, too many toys, a long queue to pay, really cramped and grubby. Shame how it's gone down hill.

Ryank

Ryank Report 22 Jun 2008 22:25

I remember the broken biscuits they sold off cheap .the amount of toys at Christmas Woolies was the Christmas store so magical .also the Easter eggs i remember they sometimes had a giant egg it was massive i believe they used to donate it to charity. Those where the days Where did the sparkle go

Ted

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 22 Jun 2008 21:03

When I moved here, there was a Woolies music store, but that was gently shoved out as it wasn't considered 'high class' enough!!

Nearest one is Eastleigh, Petersfield or Southampton, and whenever I'm near one, I HAVE to go and look around!!
I love them for cheap household stuff.

Maddiecow

Maddiecow Report 22 Jun 2008 20:34

I went to Woolies recently, wanted something to remove a Mark from Car seat ....... No doing, kids clothes, Kids Toys, computer games and pens... but house hold stuff - no doing unless it was by JML. The whole Home section had been removed and they had put a Peacocks clothes in its place.

Tescos home for me from now on.

PS The Claris Cliff plates that Woolies used to sell in the 60's are worth a pretty penny now!

InspectorGreenPen

InspectorGreenPen Report 22 Jun 2008 20:31

Used to go to Woolies a lot in the 50's and 60's with my mum, but have to say, haven't been in one for years.

They seemed to loose it years ago when the couldn't decide who their market was supposed to be.

*ღ*Dee in Bexleyheath*ღ*

*ღ*Dee in Bexleyheath*ღ* Report 22 Jun 2008 17:16

I used to be a Saturday girl in Woolies too. I even hit the heady heights of Saturday Supervisor, lol, and wore a wide, white patent belt over my green uniform to signify the fact.

Wages for a Saturday was £1 in 1966.

I used to work on the toy counter mainly, and OMG the little varmints that used to pinch stuff was unbelievable!

All the assistants had to keep their own counter tidy and well stocked, which meant frequent trips to the stockroom. Here we had to run the gauntlet of the Stock Room Boys, who would lay in wait and bombard us with missiles from Johnny Seven guns.

Happy days - hope they don't close down, we still have a Woolies in our shopping centre, but I rarely use it. I think more people shop in Wilkinson's than Woolies now.

Dee
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ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 22 Jun 2008 16:50

Iv'e posted this before

Its well worth a look

http://museum.woolworths.co.uk/

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&#

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 22 Jun 2008 16:07

I used to be a Saturday girl at Woolies...

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 22 Jun 2008 16:01

we don't have a Woolies in the centre of Cardiff any more - gone for years now!!! We do have two in suburbs, but it's not the same not having one in the centre of town

Sue

Sue Report 22 Jun 2008 15:55

*shows age*

I remember buying processed cheese in Woolworths, they used to have a 'deli counter' I use those words in the loosest terms.

I can never find anything cos they seems to alter the aisle layout every week.

Sue xx

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&#

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 22 Jun 2008 15:53

I miss the woolies in our city centre, we have a BigW at riverside but thats a bit out of the way if you don't have a car. They moved it from the city centre to make way for the entrance to the new shopping mall.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Jun 2008 15:49

Well I really dont like the shop any more, always seems very cluttered . I avoid going in to any of the Woolies branches wherever we are shopping

Shirley

Kate

Kate Report 22 Jun 2008 15:39

I don't think they're as good as they used to be. Mind you, they must be going through a rough time because - just over a year ago - I was still at uni in Leicester and they closed the Woolworths in the city centre. The nearest one was about three or four miles away, I think, which is not much good if you don't have transport or if - like I was - you're a student who can't afford to run a car. The city centre was really convenient to get to from the university and Woolworths was pretty good for cheap kitchenware - when I smashed my teapot I got another one there for about £4.

Even the pic'n'mix isn't as good now - and I've still got a sweet tooth.

Ryank

Ryank Report 22 Jun 2008 15:33

Hi Recently read in the news woolies is having a bit of a tough time
Their CEO has been asked to go .
Whats happened to my old favorite store . i am sure you have all shopped there .I always looked forward as a child going in woolies to get my sweets or toys .Times have changed what do you think.

J.C