27 November 2008

That's the wonder of ...

So farewell Woolies. I bought my first record there, in the early 1960s. But I haven't seen a 45 rpm record in donkeys' years.

Nanci Griffith said that your shelves were filled with unnecessary plastic objects. This was not entirely true, as there were always sweeties. And, more recently, remaindered DVDs.

So maybe you won't be terribly missed - but there will be a hole in the high street.

6 comments:

Jim said...

I'll always remember their absurdly cheap 'Winfield' golf balls. Don't know why as I have never played golf.

Half marathon man said...

And to think they once wanted to take over and destroy the Cafe Royal.

5km walk man said...

And what was your first record - Mario Lanza, Mat Monro? I think we should be told.

HW said...

Adam Faith, I am ashamed to say ...

half marathon man said...

Woolies version of Buddy Holly

Yaya said...

I'm going to miss the cheap 'gifts you don't need' lines. Back to socks and smellies.