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    a lot of images and info on the first Woolworths opened in this country.


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    http://museum.woolworths.co.uk/1910s-firststore.htm
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    Thanks very much for that.
    That's the first time I've ever seen a photo of the building when it was Woolworths.
    In 1934 most of it was converted into the Tatler cinema, and the building still survives as Clarks shoes in Church Street, and Bon Marche in Williamson Street.

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    I can remember the Woolworths on Park Road. This building appeared on the front page of the Echo, showing looters, at the time of the Toxteth riots.
    It's still there, but has had so many changes over the years. It's been Woolworths, Cee 'N' Cee, Gainmore, Kwik Save...then I lose count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    I can remember the Woolworths on Park Road. This building appeared on the front page of the Echo, showing looters, at the time of the Toxteth riots.
    It's still there, but has had so many changes over the years. It's been Woolworths, Cee 'N' Cee, Gainmore, Kwik Save...then I lose count.
    Thanks for the other names, Marky.
    I moved to the Dingle in 1991, and it was Kwik Save then.
    It's worth mentioning that that was the site of the ancient Peacock Inn, and is the highest point on Park Road.

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    Hey Phil. Don't let Roger Phillips hear you calling it THE Dingle. Just like Wirral, he says there's no THE prefix. Me, I always call it the Dingle cos he can't hear me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Hey Phil. Don't let Roger Phillips hear you calling it THE Dingle. Just like Wirral, he says there's no THE prefix. Me, I always call it the Dingle cos he can't hear me.
    I never hear Roger Phillips, so that's my excuse!
    Is that his usual type of fascinating subject?
    I used to live in Bromborough in the 1950s and it was in THE Wirral.
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    We we've always called it *The Dingle* an' I've lived here all my life (not quite,, he he he). I remember me mam used to walk us all up from King Gardens to Woolies an' there used to be a market there as well. Then we would come down Beresford Road an' walk back down along Mill street to the butchers on the corner of Warwick street. I still go to him for my meat.

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    Hiya Maria.
    mmMM Johno's pies .

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    I learned my kids to swim at Steble St baths. It was the one they went to with junior school (even though it was off Scottie) so they were used to it. Every saturday morning and then into Park Road for Sayers for the din dins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeous View Post
    Hiya Maria.
    mmMM Johno's pies .

    They still make them !! but not as good. An' right next to them was a wooden board-walk with lots of shops. There was the *Oller* an' the fair used to come every year with the walzers an that. Then there was Cooks (It was a German delicatessen, we'd call it now) They used to make loverly spice balls in gravy but you had to bring yer own bowl. Then there was Clarks shoe shop an' then Imundi's (The Italian Grocers.) All before you got to Dick Jennings or the Weathercock.

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    Thought you may like to see this, courtesy of City Enginners Collection
    This is Woolworths West derby road taken when the engineers were fitting
    the pavement barriers, the road to the right s Buckingham Rd
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    Woolworths, Allerton Road, July 2006.
    Didn't Woolworths nearly pull out of Liverpool when their main, Church Street, store closed? Allerton Road remained as far as I remember, though. They returned to the city centre with the one in St. Johns market.


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    Ex-Woolworths, Park Road. This became Gainmore, Cee-n-Cee, Kwik Save among several other changes of use. A quick Google search for Cee-n-Cee, states that Kwik Save took over their 49 units in 1978.



    c)Liverpool Echo, picture:Richard Williams.
    When it was Kwik Save it appeared on the front page of the Liverpool Echo (July 7th 1981). The picture shows the booze section of the store (Liquorsave) getting looted.
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    Did anybody hear of the plans (a couple of years ago) to demolish all that block as far as High Park Street?
    I saw a render of the site laid out as a sort of "Plaza" with trees.

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    I recall that picture with the trees. I think it was in one of those Council mags that get pushed through the door. I didn't see or hear any other mention of it. The nearby Church was up for sale recently, so who knows.

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    Default Woolworths, London Road.

    Occupied for many years by Seldon's Amusements, Woolworth's 'W' is still in the entrance doorways.


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    Does anybody know what they are going to do with the old reservoir just around the corner ? I know that all the public toilets and the market area is being taken over by Tescoes. Now that they have got the Mecca Bingo there is going to be a lot of re-developement over the next 6 months.

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    Default Another old Woolworths

    This one's in Garston's very own Manchester look alike Speke Rd "Arndale Centre". Well almost but it is an Arndale Centre. Shop now operated by Iceland
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    This row needs a spring clean taffy
    Yes and Edgar's shop needs an internal one too!! I suppose he's just hanging on in business like many others in Garston. Cheap prices though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Woolworths, Allerton Road, July 2006.
    Didn't Woolworths nearly pull out of Liverpool when their main, Church Street, store closed? Allerton Road remained as far as I remember, though. They returned to the city centre with the one in St. Johns market.

    Thanks for this pic, Marky. My wife was amazed to see there was still a Woolworth's in Allerton Road. We no longer have them here in the United States as far as I know.

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    I remember the Church Street store as a young cheeky kid

    Getting all the toys out of the boxes and playing with them on the floor:
    checking to see if there were any new Matchbox cars I could collect (89p I think they were!); stealing a sweet from the pic 'n mix counter; getting weighed on the big red weighing machine for 2p; having Sausage, Chips, Peas and Gravy from the Restsurant upstairs. (Is it me or was this called Reece's Restaurant?); the announcements on the PA: "Mrs Johnson. telephone please, Mrs Johnson"; messing around in the Photo Booth.

    God, I used to love Woolies. Does anyone have any pictures of this place - it was an institution.


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    Got no pics of Woolies Church Street but fornd this on Google >>>>>>

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

    and this one as well>>>>>>

    http://museum.woolworths.co.uk/pnm3dand6d.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenface View Post
    I remember the Church Street store as a young cheeky kid

    Getting all the toys out of the boxes and playing with them on the floor:
    checking to see if there were any new Matchbox cars I could collect (89p I think they were!); stealing a sweet from the pic 'n mix counter; getting weighed on the big red weighing machine for 2p; having Sausage, Chips, Peas and Gravy from the Restsurant upstairs. (Is it me or was this called Reece's Restaurant?); the announcements on the PA: "Mrs Johnson. telephone please, Mrs Johnson"; messing around in the Photo Booth.

    God, I used to love Woolies. Does anyone have any pictures of this place - it was an institution.

    Fond memories too , remember the policeman in his raised box outside directing the traffic/pedestrians?

    When I was in there it was s d LOL

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    Woolworth's closed on 4 June 1983 and I took a photo.
    It's just been put on the 1980s / 1990s thread.

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    Hi there - I can vividly recall the old tills in I think the Park Road, Woolies - same block anyway with the black shoots that dispensed your change. I was rather young at the time. I have fond memories of the area including the market and the really awful green dungarees with yellow shirts worn by the staff in the big supermarket - forget what it was called. Not forgetting Ray's china shop.
    I hate the way they've left the whole area to rot - too much of our heritage is tied up in the entire area but then thats what we do best - destroy it.

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    I would like to mention about the little bit of nostalgia that I found in the local market recently. It was two pieces of paper, one a specification for a painting job to be done on the CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGE HOSTAL, in Shaw Street Liverpool dated 11.9.1956 The cost is 71 to decorate the ground floor office, stairs to basement and basement passage and kitchen.

    The work consists of stripping walls, waterpaint two coats from ceiling to frieze, paper walls at7 shillings a roll (35p) burn off paint on woodwork to windows, paint two coats of gloss to same

    replaster defective plaster, paint ceilings, limewash two coats to walls in kitchen and tidy up.

    Cricky, you couldn,t get a bloke to come out for an estimate for that nowadays.

    The hostal was in 119 Shaw Street.

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    There was something on the news about Woolworths yesterday. It stated that the buildings may be worth more than the value of the company. It also said it will be 100 years old next year, if it lasts that long.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6266703.stm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Thanks for this pic, Marky. My wife was amazed to see there was still a Woolworth's in Allerton Road. We no longer have them here in the United States as far as I know.

    Chris

    When I was a kid - Woolies was known as the sixpenny store. It has now gone O.T.T. and priced itself out. Poundbusters, etc, have taken over. Yet the Woolies in Allerton Road is still going. Good luck to them, I miss the one in Park road.

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    Before the one in Church street closed did they not change the name to Woolco, or was that the one in Kirkby?

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