F. W. Woolworth & Co. Ltd.

The street frontage of the Regent Street, Kingswood branch of Woolworth's, seen on Sunday 14th July 1974. The restrained and dignified gilt letters on a dark red ground are a late survival. The lettering is correct and the ampersand and the particular form of the "Co. Ltd." are an added pleasure. Soon the street would be vulgarised by a garishly coloured plastic "fascia".

Note that the shop must originally have been made from the ground floors of two houses, whose upper windows have been "sawn off" to accommodate the shop sign.

  • aesop 9y

    Odd how such a commonplace thing has become of interest over the passage of time.
  • Stephen Dowle PRO 9y

    All things are interesting and have something to tell us. There is always something to understand.
  • skittzitilby PRO 8y

    my partners mum(he is 60 now)she used to be a supervisor here back then and earler----her name was Gertude Bainton.
  • SaraSalmon. 6y

    omg been there for SO LONG. and now its gone.
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Taken on February 1, 2009
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