The last of the UK Woolworth's stores, closed their doors this past week.
"Woolies" was not just a high street shop, it was a part of the "Baby Boomer's" childhood, and history.
I cannot recall a time when shopping in our local high street, that I didn't make a stop in the local Woolworths store.
It was ingrained in our heritage.
They stocked everything from cosmetics and housewares, to some of the best "sweet" counters in the UK
A bargain could always be found, they had lots of it, and it was always cheap !
Woolworth's was a synonym for "Cheap"- the products and the workplace........there was often a threat to people of my age, that if you did not work hard in school, "you will end up working at Woolworth's".
The image changed over the years, but the dead end has now sadly come to it's own end.
Over 27000 employees have now lost their jobs, my commiserations and good wishes to you all.