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    We used to visit Harlow shops every Saturday (it seemed like) when I was a kid, don't remember much about the Woolworths there though. The market was great especially the toys and sweets stalls. There was also a little toy shop in one of the back streets (must have been round the back of Woolies somewhere) that I used to buy most of my Lego from. But once the Harvey Centre was built, we pretty much used to just head to there especially in the Winter time. Great memories though.
    "Ah, nostalgia ain't what it used to be..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevef View Post
    We used to visit Harlow shops every Saturday (it seemed like) when I was a kid, don't remember much about the Woolworths there though. The market was great especially the toys and sweets stalls. There was also a little toy shop in one of the back streets (must have been round the back of Woolies somewhere) that I used to buy most of my Lego from. But once the Harvey Centre was built, we pretty much used to just head to there especially in the Winter time. Great memories though.
    That'd be the (snappily named) Harlow Toy & Nursery Centre; a toy shop by the bus station. A great place, packed the gunnels with all sorts of goodies. I spent many a time, growing up, in there gazing, longingly at all the cool stuff.

    The market used to be good too. There was a great toy stall down near the Post Office with boxes full of old, cheap US Marvel comics

    Sadly, all gone now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wil View Post
    Downstairs in the big Harlow Woolworths was (as much as I can remember) hardware (tools etc.) as well as the restaurant. I'm sure there was more but I can't remember. I was more interested in the toys on the top floor
    That's right. You are a tiny bit older than me and just a few days apart lol

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    For those of you who want reminding just what you could expect from a Woolworth store back in the 1960s here is a department list .....
    Confectionery, Food, Ice Cream, Delicatessen, Biscuits and cake, Footwear, Jewellery, Toilet goods, Millinery, Handkerchiefs, Haberdashery, Hosiery, Drapery, Seasonable stationary, Stationary, Books and cards, Fancy goods, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Horticulture and Pets supplies, Lighting, Hardware, Toys, Kitchenware, Household Goods, Crockery and China, Glassware, Xmas decorations.
    I was a store manager back in the late '60s in Birmingham.
    Everything passes and vanishes, everything leaves its trace,
    Often you see in a footstep, what you could not see in a face.

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    I suppose the news has got throught to most of you that the Woolworths name is to be resurected as an online store -

    Woolies to be resurrected as online-only store • The Register

    Things like the Ladybird range will be included along with other Woolies branded products
    Joybee - DYR SUPERGRAN !!
    www.doyouremember.co.uk <<< why not visit our main website

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    Was in town last week happily strolling up the High street - 'er indoors rang and asked me to get three pairs of socks for grandson.

    'No probs' thought I and wandered around the corner to Woolies.. faced a big empty shell of a building ...then the sickening realisation dawned yet again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    And so it goes...

    Wow, look at everyone's clothes, not much colour is there?

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    Wow!Our local Woolies didn't have all those things Ziksby,but it was a small branch,even before they moved to their new store it never had any food apart from Sweeties.I remember Woolco though.We used to go to the one near Bournmouth when we went on holiday,loved it.


    tulip

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    Just remembered,its now an Asda Walmart and was in the Havant Centre!


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    Quote Originally Posted by suzannewozere2 View Post
    Yes I went back to check on their war memorial and it wasn't working.
    The one in Harlow had a restaurant downstairs with orange and yellow hanging lights on black bars and black and white horse sculpture on the wall. There was an old upright till just by that bit. I can't remember what they sold downstairs it might have been haberdashery and hairslides but the main floor had groceries at the back part.
    Upstairs was clothing and plimsols.

    I don't remember Harlow selling fresh meat but Clacton did. They all used to have tiled entrances and chrome handles with the W and a lot had wooden floors.

    I went to the opening of the Bishop's Stortford one when it closed the original and moved a few doors along into a bigger building. It was opened by Don Estelle and Windsor Davies from it ain't arf hot mum. I had a signed single of whispering grass from that day.

    Much later I got roped in for a what do you think of session about the store.
    Was in clacton a few weeks back(just bought a caravan)and saw the woolies open,had a look inside just to see it full of builders not sure what its going to be but the old woolies sign is still on.Looked like the real old fashioned shop that i remember from many years back.

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