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DIZZI

DIZZI Report 18 May 2013 22:07

WOOLWORTH'S
WAS ALWAYS THE FIRST PLACE I WOULD LOOK FOR THE BEST PRICE

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 18 May 2013 22:22

Now that's funny I just said that to my DIL this morning you could always find what you wanted there .

Joeva

Joeva Report 18 May 2013 22:24



I miss Woolworths too Dizzi, as a pedestrian shopper my local store was just a short walk from where i live.

Great for buying the odd household utensil, DVDs CDs, Christmas baubles, wrapping paper ....... the list is endless

I know they are online, but not the same as being to nip up to Woolies for the odd item or two. :-(

hortensis

hortensis Report 18 May 2013 22:32

Hi DIZZI, I liked woolly's as well. I always got the selection boxes there at xmas, Buy two get one free. Five grandchildren and one husband chocaholic. I also liked the music departmennt, their records etc. were always cheaper than anyone else.

I am glad to see you are a lot better after your recent illness.(Well you seem to be.)
best wishes.
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Linda

Linda Report 18 May 2013 22:35

I miss Woolworths too Dizzi out of all the shops that have closed over the last few years that is the one I miss the most to many pound shops now I wonder how many of them will be around in a 100 years.

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 19 May 2013 06:06

I was a Saturday girl in Woolies many, many years ago.

I miss it too but Wilkinson's is a good substitute.

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 19 May 2013 07:34

THAT WAS MY FIRST JOB WHEN I LEFT SCOOL

Dermot

Dermot Report 19 May 2013 07:41

Anyone remember the Lyons Corner Houses?

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 19 May 2013 07:48

I remembers the old Woolworth stores when they had staff serving behind the counters, we especially liked the Woolworth's on Princes Street in Edinburgh with it's food hall where you could buy, fresh meat, cold meats, loose biscuits, bacon, fresh fish, fresh fruit, and I must not forget their sweet counters.

My mother did a lot of knitting and always bought all her wool at Woolworth's, also the Princes Street store used to have one of the biggest and busiest cafeteria/restaurants in the city.

I have to admit that while the family had a bite to eat in the cafeteria, I would nip out the back door on West Register Street and have a quick pint or two in the Guildford Arms ;-)

Brings back fond memories of the good old days :-)

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

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 19 May 2013 10:27

I agree with Gwynne, Wilkinsons is brilliant & IMHO the modern day Woolies. :-D

In fact I find they have a better range of goods than our Woolies ever did & with better prices. Only difference is our Wilko doesn't do music or clothes . In its latter years our Woolies was more expensive for kids clothes (Ladybird) compared to shops like Matalan, Asda & Primark of today.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 19 May 2013 10:34

Woolies had 2 stores in the centre of Wolverhampton when I was a boy. Both had wooden floors, heavily oiled with linseed.

And everybody used to walk through with lit ciggies, trying to buy boxes of Swan vestas and fuel for their lighters :-0 :-0

I think Fire Regulations came in about 1961 :-( :-(

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 19 May 2013 10:50

Where was once woolies we now have a 99p shop. They spent next to nothing on changes inside and the store is eerily reminiscent of the real thing even down to loose sweets and creaking floorboards. The biggest change apart from the fascia and pricing is that it is busy. Hardly any of the staff speak English but then what is there to say?

Linda

Linda Report 19 May 2013 13:12

Loved the Ladybird Clothes, also my mum worked in the Hayes branch, remember going in there when she worked behind the tea bar when my girls where in the pram and meeting friends, it now a 99p store very sad.

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 19 May 2013 13:28

Here you is Dizzi, my little Chickadee, x x

Liverpool Daily Post & Mercury - 6 November 1909

... Woolworth's Stores ....

Many thousands of people yesterday afternoon and evening availed themselves of the opportunity afforded by the proprietors, Messrs. F. W. Woolworth & Co. Ltd., of inspecting their new stores at Church Street and Williamson Street. The handsome premises, formerly occupied by Henry Miles & Co., were thronged the whole time they were open, many no doubt attracted by the novel character of the business transacted. 6d is the highest price charged for any single article in the establishment, but the variety of articles obtainable is infinite. Though none were on sale, the goods were laid out ready for the commencement of business to-day, and occasioned the visitors considerable surprise in the matter of their exceptional value. Two orchestras were engaged in discoursing music yesterday, and there was a constant run on the tea room where the proprietors supplied free teas to all who were fortunate enough to reach the room through the crush.

Here`s the link sweetie, quite interesting.
amazing piccies makes Tesco look dismal :-D

http://www.woolworthsmuseum.co.uk/1910s-firststore.htm

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

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 19 May 2013 13:37

This WW2 memorial was on the old woolies site & died alongside it, glad its been somewhat redone :-)

http://www.woolworthsmuseum.co.uk/1940s-newcrossmemorial.htm#plaque

Claddagh

Claddagh Report 19 May 2013 13:56

I used to head for Woolies in Romford, every time we went to the UK.Made a beeline for the sweet department to buy a lot of loose sweets, large tins/boxes of chocolates, to give as pressies to friends etc. back home.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 19 May 2013 14:41

We've never had a Woolworths since I moved here, but if I visited a town that had one, I was like a child, got really excited :-D

terryj

terryj Report 19 May 2013 15:29

used to love the old wooles with the girls behind the counter
pop in on a saturday if there was a party or something on and try to get one of the girls for the night.
wife used to work in a woolies when she was younger on the record counter if people came in asking for records she didnt like she tell them it was out of stock
mother used to buy those embasy rsecords of sound alikes of records in the charts

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 19 May 2013 15:39

My daughter worked in our local Woolworths,she and her pals were very upset when it closed as it was always a popular place and busy most days.

Does anyone remember buying hot salted peanuts in a paper cone? this was years ago....the peanuts( kept hot underneath a heated 'light bulb' ) always smelt lovely. :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 19 May 2013 15:47

i was about ten and had a huge crush on my brother's best friend, he was about 20 and his name was Jock Dixon. I shall never forget his buying me a cone of Dolly Mixtures in Woolworths...I nearly fainted with joy!
:-D

oops May didn't see you there~~~~ <3