F.W Woolworth & Co opened its first store in the UK in 1909 on Church Street in Liverpool. The store sold children’s clothing, stationery and toys. Woolworths expanded rapidly in the mid-1920s with stores opening every couple of weeks. In 2008 when the company went into administration there were 807 Woolworths stores in the UK.
In the late 1960s I was desperate to get a Saturday job at Woolworths but they didn’t have anything to offer. According to The Woolworths Museum, over 50,000 people worked for Woolworths during the 1960s with an army of Saturday boys and girls helping out at the weekend.
The website has a wealth of information about every conceivable aspect of the Woolworths story.
are a small sample of the pages on offer. The Woolworths Museum is an easy website to explore and I’ve spent a couple of very interesting hours there. Well worth a visit.
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