Decade on from the closure of a Blackpool high-street favourite

Woolworths, Blackpool Promenade, in 1983
Woolworths, Blackpool Promenade, in 1983

Last week marked 10 years since Woolworths, which had a home in the resort since 1916, closed its store on Bank Hey Street, its last in Blackpool.

Woolworths, with its grand art deco design, on the Promenade, opened in 1938 – on the site of the old Royal Hotel – and closed in 1984.

After 10 years, the chain opened another store, this time on Bank Hey Street.

The Bank Hey Street shop closed its doors in January 2009.