The Woolworths Museum


Woolworth's Commercial Road, Portsmouth

from street-side

Architect's drawing of the F.W. Woolworth store in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

 

The planned frontage for a store in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, to replace the Woolworth's destroyed by enemy action during World War II, as drawn by Harold Winbourne, the Company Architect in 1948

 

The store front from Commercial Road. The building works were completed a stage at a time so that the store could open as soon as possible.

 

When the store first opened in 1950, building work on the upper floors and rear of the salesfloor was still continuing. The work completed on schedule in 1953.

 

Icons of a bygone age, Woolworths and Littlewoods stores stand side by side in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK in 2004. Today the stores are a museum piece, while the brands live on as part of Shop Direct Group

 

Woolworths and Littlewoods stores stand side by side in Commercial Road, Portsmouth in 2004. Both are now brands of the respected on-line retailer Shop Direct Group.

 


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Point and shoot picture

Store front

Sweets and ices

Pic'n'mix

Toiletries and cosmetics

Pictures, artificial flowers and fancy goods

Christmas cards and decorations

Toys

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Wool and haberdashery

Children's, Men's and Ladies' Fashions

Music

China and Glassware

Grocery

Kitchen and Homewares

Paint, DIY and Repair

Restaurant

Building the store

Grand staircase