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Pick n Mix

Guest
Hi
I am a new member living down in here in Somerset. I am writing a book on Woolworth stores nationwide based on recollections from former members of staff and shoppers. I have had many recollections sent to me from all over the UK and would like more from the Midlands area. Also photographs of Woolworth stores in the Birmingham area or staff photos would be more than welcome.
Thank you for reading this message.

Derek:)
 

Richie

Mr.Respectable
Hi
I am a new member living down in here in Somerset. I am writing a book on Woolworth stores nationwide based on recollections from former members of staff and shoppers. I have had many recollections sent to me from all over the UK and would like more from the Midlands area. Also photographs of Woolworth stores in the Birmingham area or staff photos would be more than welcome.
Thank you for reading this message.

Derek:)
Derek, I'm a local historian in Wolverhampton, specialising in theatres and cinemas, but quite often Woolworths stores were situated in the same bunch of properties.

Will Wolverhampton do? I can maybe send you direct Woolworths photos from local collections here, but the responsibility to proceed with them regarding copyright remins with yourself of course.

Richie.
 
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Pick n Mix

Guest
Derek, I'm a local historian in Wolverhampton, specialising in theatres and cinemas, but quite often Woolworths stores were situated in the same bunch of properties.

Will Wolverhampton do? I can maybe send you direct Woolworths photos from local collections here, but the responsibility to proceed with them regarding copyright remins with yourself of course.

Richie.
Hi Richie
Thank you for your reply. I should have said that I am interested in all Woolworth's photographs. Yes would be very interested in your photographs. I will of course contact the copyright holders for permission etc. You can contact me via email [email protected]
kind regards
Derek
 

Richie

Mr.Respectable
Hi Richie
Thank you for your reply. I should have said that I am interested in all Woolworth's photographs. Yes would be very interested in your photographs. I will of course contact the copyright holders for permission etc. You can contact me via email [email protected]
kind regards
Derek
Derek-will message you on google mail over the weekend. i don't have a special computer file for Woolworths stores-just a good memory where i have seen them and visited in person since the 1950's. Having a bit of a mortal combat with my scanner/printer machine as we speak but will keep you informed.

Richie
 
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Pick n Mix

Guest
Hi Len

Thanks for the Jasper Carrot - brilliant.

Cheers

Derek
 

lencops

gone but not forgotten
Hi Derek.
Hi
I am a new member living down in here in Somerset. I am writing a book on Woolworth stores nationwide based on recollections from former members of staff and shoppers. I have had many recollections sent to me from all over the UK and would like more from the Midlands area. Also photographs of Woolworth stores in the Birmingham area or staff photos would be more than welcome.
Thank you for reading this message. Derek. Type in search at the top of the page "More about Woolworths" the thread is by ziksby, photos & text Len.
 
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mike jenks

master brummie
Hi

Well done to Wellworths.
What a star to the Girl that has done it.
I think she has opened a Gold mine up.
Shows you what you can do all this
wretched newsbroadcasting getting everybody down.
Well done Wellworths.

Mike Jenks
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
I was a Saturday girl at the Aston Cross branch during my last year at school. They put me on the washing powder counter on my first day and lots of the boxes were not sealed correctly. I ended up sneezing half the day so the next week they put me on the tights and panties part. That was much better and I made friends with a lovely lady by the name of Mrs Spencer who put me right. I collected my wages from the desk one day and found out they had paid me over time which I hadn't done. I handed it back to the manager who comended me for my honesty and told me to keep the money for that very reason. I had other jobs after school too. Jean.
 

Ray Barrett

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN R.I.P.
Jean,
I still have a fret saw,I bought from that store,c1948,my wife still uses it for her arts & crafts,it cost 1/6d
 

lencops

gone but not forgotten
Pick n Mix, Type in the search box top of the page "More about Woolworths" it was posted by ziksby
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Ray with my first days pay I bought my mom a pair of green mottled vases that were only broke 9 years ago just before she died. There is a photograph of a pink one identical on Maries thread the things we collect. A carpet fitter went in a bit heavy handed and broke them. Jean.
 

Ray Barrett

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN R.I.P.
What was the great attraction for Woolies?.
Nowadays there are young people shops and old people shops,Woolies was for every one.
From the time when I was first aware of such things (about 3 years old),the attraction for me was the lovely girls that worked there.
 

maggs

master brummie
Woolworths shops were great. I think up until 4/5 years ago you could still find things in there that no one else seemed to stock. Often we could come home with something and sing the little jingle 'Thats the wonder of Woolworths'. However, we lost the Cambridge Woolies long before the recession. They just couldn't afford the rent to be in the city centre. We got yet another Next shop in their old premises. The local people here still grumble about losing Woolies, however, we thought that in the last year or two they seemed to sell nothing but sweets and toys. I loved Woolies on 'The flat' in Brum. There was nothing they didn't sell from earrings to dishcloths...Oh lovely days. When we came to Brum, we always used to go into the one 'up the ramp' by New St station...get our pick and mix for the day. We won't be doing that this year will we?
 

mariew

master brummie
Ray with my first days pay I bought my mom a pair of green mottled vases that were only broke 9 years ago just before she died. There is a photograph of a pink one identical on Maries thread the things we collect. A carpet fitter went in a bit heavy handed and broke them. Jean.
So my vase was from woolies jean, thanks for letting me know, I bought it from a charity shop a few years back, it looks beautiful with flowers in it.
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Mariew is it slightly rough to the touch?. They cost me almost a whole day wages but I wanted them nothing else. Could have been from somewhere else though. I am going to look through moms photo's taken in her home as I am sure they are on one of them. Bye. Jean.
 

Denise Hodson

master brummie
Hi Derek
I used to work at Woolworths on a Saturday on the broken biscuit counter, we had to stand on pallets so that any bits of biscuit that dropped would go through the slats. It was the store on Aston Cross, Birmingham by the Television Studios. Sorry I can't help you with any photos.My time there was short as I worked there whilst staying on at school. Good luck with your writing Denise
 
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