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Post  TP on Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:45 am

I was thinking it was 2 years since Woolworths went anyone miss going in for a browse? I really miss BHS ours closed and Primark opened last year its not the same.


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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:06 am

I always think it's weird when I see a shop that obviously used to be a Woolies, seems like ages since they went. We didn't have one here (afaik) so it hasn't left a big hole in the high street. I think Wilkinsons has kind of become the new Woolies. A BHS opened this year where my mum lives and that's usually pretty busy - although I always think maybe they're on the brink of disappearing.

I've never been into a Primark. We don't have one here but there is one a few miles away. not tempted by it tbh.

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Post  TP on Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:10 am

your not missing anything much with Primark. Our woollies turned into a TK Maxx.

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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:17 am

I think the location of the Woolworths in the next town must be cursed. It became a TJ Hughes! I think it's a Poundland now, which isn't great but it's better than another closed shop and it's ok for a few bits and bobs.


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Post  pipling on Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:51 am

I miss the pick and mix Laughing

EDIT: our local woolies became an Ethel Austin (which I think has closed down as well)
Our big Woolies became a cheap store called Family Bargains (A bit like Pound stretchers)
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Post  TP on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:13 am

DONT SMITHS DO PICK N MIX NOW?

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Post  pipling on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:28 am

TP wrote:DONT SMITHS DO PICK N MIX NOW?

I went into ours a few weeks ago, and I didn't see any. But I was on a mission to find something else, so may well have missed it!

We had a retro sweet shop open in the city centre, but they are sooo expensive. They sell a lot of imported sweets from america: A box of Lucky Charms cereal for £9.50 anyone Shocked http://www.fizzylipsretrosweets.co.uk/products/Chocolate-Lucky-Charms-%28cereal%29.html

I am pretty lucky as a small traditional sweet shop opened up a year ago, about a 15 walk from my house.
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Post  Aisles on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:44 am

I miss woolies as I've picked up some nice gardening bits and bobs and kitchen thingies in there before.

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Post  TP on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:46 am

i saw a programme once about a woman who took her old woolworths on and called it wellworths. They were doing quite well but dont know if its still going?

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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:53 am

TP wrote:i saw a programme once about a woman who took her old woolworths on and called it wellworths. They were doing quite well but dont know if its still going?

Yeah, I remember that! I wonder if they are still going? Apparently they are! Although they had to change the name to Wellchester after the group who own the "Woolworths" brand complained about the name!

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Post  TP on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:54 am



Although they had to change the name to Wellchester after the group who own the "Woolworths" brand complained about the name![/quote]

i didnt know that bit.

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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:57 am


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Re: Anyone miss Woolworths?

Post  marciared on Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:12 am

I dont. Forgotten all about them now.
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Post  TP on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:17 pm

alec eiffel wrote:I just googled it! Here's their website if you fancy a look

I had a look, its got a woollies feel about it with abit of the pound shop thrown in. Years ago woollies used to sell meat.

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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:26 pm

MIL used to work at Woolies in the early 70's when they were still massive and their stores sold everything. She worked in the ladies and childrens wear section but she said there was a meats section at the back of the store, furniture upstairs and lots of other stuff. Very much like everything under one roof.

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Post  mesh on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:38 pm

I miss woolies. always found what I wanted in there, haberdashery, gardening, kitchen, records (those big black cd's if anyone remembers them)!? I also remember woolies having a milk bar, very retro.... sigh happy days...... oh and there xmas decs and lights etc. My old woolies is now iceland......
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Post  TP on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:51 pm

we used to have c and a and that went some years ago.

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Post  helen jelly on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:09 am

I miss Wooliies - you could always get stuff in there that you couldn't get anywhere else - I'm always saying "I could of got that at Woolies" - become a bit of a joke in our house as I say it all the time. Our Woollies is a TKMax - not the same!!!

ETA We used to have a C&A too - miss that aswell - cheap kids clothes
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Post  mesh on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:00 pm

Ma use to take me to C&A for clothes.... remember MAN AT C&A?? They still have C&A on the continent. I saw a C&A store in zagreb earlier this year and that brought back a few laughs and memories.

I kinda like taki maxx but the staff are all so grumpy.
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Post  stiltwalker on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:04 am

Our Woolies became a Yorkshire Trading Co. so actually has quite a bit of the same stuff, although unfortunately not a nice range of kids clothes like ladybird was, miss that as now we've only got a Next in town that sells kid's clothes and they're lovely but a bit more expensive than I like for everyday.
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Post  TP on Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:47 pm

mesh wrote:Ma use to take me to C&A for clothes.... remember MAN AT C&A?? They still have C&A on the continent. I saw a C&A store in zagreb earlier this year and that brought back a few laughs and memories.

I kinda like taki maxx but the staff are all so grumpy.

someone told me on Friday that C and A were on the continent i never realised. When you look at this thread does anyone see what i see anyone miss woolworths as in anyone miss world? Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  karenagain on Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:59 pm

Hi im new to this site and really enjoying it. Im also new to Dorchester but have been in to Wellchester and i love it very like the old Woolys xx

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Post  TP on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:23 am

peacocks and Bon Marche have been in the news.

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Post  marciared on Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:25 am

Peacocks have gone under.
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Post  TP on Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:00 am

I went past ours today. Its open but selling everything cheap there is a sale on. I notice la senza has gone.

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