Supplied by Davey Johnson
Davey Johnson… Oh wow… Woolworths in Hastings, 1930! Maaaan I miss that store xx
Colin Bell… I really miss it at Christmas, you always went there for all those bits & pieces under one roof you couldn’t get elsewhere The one in Kings Road St Leonards was magical when i was a kid, yes, I’m that old i remember it well!
Jaffa Peckham… yes, it was a special treat each Christmas for us to be taken from Bexhill to see the Kings Road lights and to pop into Woolworths to get small presents for each other. One year I got my dad a cheap EP of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller hits (which turned out to be covers by UK studio bands). He was still chuffed with it though!
Merv Kennard… I remember it well, was telling someone who moved to St leonards all about it recently
Joe Knight… I remember those days! Fantastic when birthdays or Christmas
Leigh Mitchell… I can’t make out where this Woolworths is – it’s not the one I remember
Angela Frances Gardner… Leigh, where Sports Direct is now at the bottom of Wellington Square on what used to be Castle street. It was next to Dimarcos (now McDonalds)
Leigh Mitchell… thanks, it is the one I went to but it looks very different in the photo!
Marilyn Spence… I remember the one in St Leonard’s also and loved it at Christmas with the street all lit up Was magical Lived in Warrior Square so not far away As a 16 year old used to get makeup and perfume there Remember using the back door at times Then I emigrated to Australia I’m nearly 77 now and we have Woolworths stores here in Oz
JS Bythesea… It had a little bit of everything, didn’t it? In the 1960s I used to buy a little blue bottle of perfume in the Romford Woollies for my mum’s birthday. It was called Soir De Paris and I think had a drawing of the Eiffel Tower on it. I can still remember the scent.
Tracy Birrell… I grew up with Woolies on Kings Road. Magical Christmas times as well.