10 things you said about the wonder of Woolworths in Hartlepool

The perfect pick ‘n’ mix, the best place to spend your pocket money and the most memorable work days of your life.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 2:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 12:24 am
Some of the last customers at Woolworths, pictured in 2008.

A trip to Woolworths conjures up so many different stories for families across the Hartlepool community, so when we put together a selection of pictures to remember staff, shopping and the closing-down sales you were quick to get in touch with tales of your own.

Here are some of your Woolworths memories from the Hartlepool Mail Facebook page:

John Hutton: “Always used to get pick ‘n’ mix and I used to get my PS1 games from there when they came out. Had some great memories as a kid in there.”

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The Woolworths branch in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool.

Sonie Mcnally: “So loved Woolies, always did Christmas the best.”

Ashley Webster: “Not sure what year but my sister won a competition to cut the ribbon to open the new shop.”

Peter Chamberlayne: “That moment when mum turns her back for five minutes, and you have complete unfettered access to the pick ‘n’ mix, that were just in your arm’s reach.”

Debra Vass: “Miss a proper pick 'n' mix.”

Dash: “When Hartlepool was in its golden era.”

Joanne Jackson: “Happy memories working there.”

Lisa Goldsbrough: “When we used to go get our single CDs, on a Saturday pocket money day.”

Granty Hanwel: “We used to run straight to the back of the shop to play with the toys.”

Pauline Burke: “I worked in Woolworths from 1968 till 1983 when I left to have my son, it was the best time I had.”