Trivia: Stations which had a Woolworths store very close to them.

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  1. jednick

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    Stations which had a Woolworths store extremely close to them:
    Two in Merseyside: Southport and Waterloo. Also, Birmingham New Street.
    What other examples are there?
     
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  3. Mordac

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    Brunstane in Edinburgh. Remember cycling past the abandoned shell when I lived there.
     
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    West Byfleet had one a couple of minutes' walk away.
     
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    Paignton had a large store right by the level-crossing at the north end of the station. Now split into smaller retail units.
     
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    Also Blackpool Central?

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    Byker...

    :D Or did the station have to still be open?
     
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    Bridgend. Probably under a 5 minute walk from the station. Now a Poundland, shame
     
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    Conwy about 400 feet or so from each other.

    It would be helpful if the OP could define "very close" for us.

    Prestatyn about 1,000 feet.
     
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    One opposite the side of Victoria station
     
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    Swanage - about 200m away.
     
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    Smitham (now Coulsdon Town). About 100m south down the high street. On the junction of Chipstead Road opp the Red Lion pub. Now a Tesco Metro.

    Redhill. About a 150m walk west, next to the Belfry Shopping Centre. Could sometimes see it from the trains on a clear day. Now a Wilko.
     
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    Redcar Central, 3-4 minutes walk.
     
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    Exeter Central ,5 mins away. Now also a Wilko.
     
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    Well for a long time the Woolworths in Preston was about 5 minutes or less walk. I could easily do it in 3 minutes.
     
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    Before they moved into the Bon Accord Centre in Aberdeen, Woolworth's occupied a building on Union Street which backed onto The Green - just a couple of minutes away from the railway station. The site is now mostly a McDonald's.

    *EDIT*

    I found this site which you may find of interest:
    https://wooliesbuildings.wordpress.com/
     
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    Balham-used to just be across the road and round the corner. It’s an Aldi now, however.
     
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    Say within about 50 to 100 metres / 150 to 300 feet or so.
     
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    North Shields
     
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    Carlisle - same side of English Street as Court Square and the main station entrance.
     
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    Yes Blackpool Central both gone also further up the coast Wyre Dock Stn in Fleetwood also both gone.
     
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    Rayners Lane and South Harrow
    (or does this not count)
     
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    Sorry which Victoria (London, Southend or Manchester?)

    Saperstein
     
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    Note how many are in seaside resorts.
    I've always been convinced it was deliberate policy: get off the train and Woolies was nearby for beachwear, sunscreen, sweets, beach toys.......and of course big store shopping at Woolies, M&S, etc was for many women an essential part of the seaside day out experience. The beach resort big stores were allowed to open on a limited number of summer sundays, so the closest to the station the better
     
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    New Milton, down Station rd, across the traffic lights, the other side of what is now Morrison's. I think now a Poundstretcher, opposite Bradbeers
    Lymington Town to the former Woolworths (now Poundland) about the same distance
     
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    Depends how you define "extremely close", but I'd nominate Motherwell (5 minutes walk max) Argyle Street and Glasgow Central (when Woolworths moved into the former Arnotts).
     
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    Edinburgh Princes St - right across the road from the top of the Waverley steps - if I remember correctly!
     
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    Liverpool Lime Street faced the closed entrance (converted to a fire exit) of the St Johns store
     
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    Basingstoke had one around 5 minutes walk away.
     

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