Gradually changed

SUE RYALL'S colourful description of Woolworth's in the 50s brought back wonderful memories of weekly bus trips into Weston, from the village of Langford, where

SUE RYALL'S colourful description of Woolworth's in the 50s brought back wonderful memories of weekly bus trips into Weston, from the village of Langford, where a visit to Woolies was a must. I also remember the exit halfway down the shop, it went out onto the side street, a useful shortcut to Meadow Street. The layout of the shop gradually changed over the years, finally becoming so cluttered, there was very little room for customers. I found myself walking part way down the middle of the shop, only to turn back, and heading for the exit, not having seen any of the goods on display, due to having spent every moment avoiding people and pushchairs. I recently paid one last visit, for old times' sake, and overheard a lady say in passing, 'I hate this shop', so I am not alone. Sadly, Woolworths became a 'no go area' for me a long time ago.MARINA COLES - Shrubbery Terrace, Weston


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