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Hi Lyn. Happy new year to you too - and to all you Kingstandonians! Remember shopping in that Woolworth's many, many times. In the early 60s my mum bought my junior school skirts from there. Must have been the Ladybird range I think. They were good quality. The clothing section was on the left-hand side wall. Also had a pale blue mohair cardi from there which I thought made me look especially cool. We sometimes got my white socks from Woolies, the knee length ones which never stayed up so you then had to have elastic gaters to keep them up. How they cut into your calves! (Think this might be why we switched to the Littlewoods socks from their shop further along). I remember Woolies sold Robertson's jam (and a few other groceries). I especially remember the jam as they had the paper gollys tucked down the back label. I collected them to exchange for the enamel badges. Christmas was the best time in there, so full of toys. They sold very poor quality cheap Christmas paper too - well after all it only ended up on the fire! I was totally mesmerised by the giant sized Easter eggs they sold too. Never got one of those. Actually thinking about it Woolies was a place you could buy virtually anything, they were such big stores. Viv.
smashing memories viv..woolies were selling ladybird clothing right up until they closed down the other year...oh and as for my knee lengh socks staying up i had such skinny legs even with good elastic i had no chance lol..
Hi Wallyb71, My friend from the early fifties lived just inside Esher Rd, No 3 I think, Victor Kirby was his name, I spent a lot of time around that area in those days. Another friend from the sixties lived not far from there in Cooksey lane was Graham Sidney. Great Families both of them.