Wor Woolies

NB THIS TALK WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST GABRIEL’S CHURCH, Heaton Road NE6 5QN. Enter by main door on St Gabriel’s Avenue

Our May talk will elicit fond memories for many. In his richly illustrated and entertaining talk, featuring historic images and his own photographs, retail consultant Graham Soult will tell the story of Woolworths through its buildings.

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Can you spot Woolworths on the left?

Starting with the retailer’s UK launch in 1909, he will take us through all the highs and lows, including its first stores in the North East, its spectacular growth from the 1920s to the 1960s, and its subsequent decline and closure. Having visited and photographed all the former Woolworths stores in the North East, Graham’s talk ends with a reveal of what they have all now become.

Book now

Our talk will take place on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at St Gabriel’s Church, Heaton Road NE6 5QN at 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.00pm. You are advised to take your seat by 7.15pm). All welcome. FREE for Heaton History Group members. £2 for non-members. Please book your place by contacting maria@heatonhistorygroup.org / 07443 594154.

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