Photo:Woolworths Past

Woolworths Past

'Picture the Past'

Photo:Site of Woolworths - Present

Site of Woolworths - Present

NALHS 2009

Site of an iconic store

By Nalhs Newark


Woolworth’s 3d and 6d stores came to Newark in 1932 to great acclamation and anticipation!  The Newark Advertiser reported that ‘the interior will be 32ft wide and 156ft long – making a room nearly twice the size of the town hall ballroom’.  The shop finally closed in 1984 – much missed.

Despite the brief presence of 'Woolies' on Northgate, the memory of the older store, with its smell of sawdust, ham and 'pick-and-mix' will remain with  the more mature Newarkers!

Not to be down and out, the recent emergence of 'Alworth's' in the precinct shows that its spirit lives on....

Including the 'Pick & Mix'.

This page was added by Jill Campbell, Nalhs Newark on 15/12/2010.

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