Woolwich, Powis Street 1962

Photo ref: W460007

Memories of Woolwich, Powis Street 1962


As a 14 year old I was a 'Saturday girl' at Woolworth's in 1961. I was on the glass counter, selling everything from vinegar bottles with plastic tops, ashtrays, jugs etc. The number of items displayed on the sloping counter was enormous and I had to make sure all stock was replaced as soon as it was sold. I remember the wooden (...Read full memory)

Callis Yard Stables are just behind Powis Street today, they have been unused for many years. The council sold them in 2008 and since then the building has stood unused and ready for redevelopment. I was wondering if anyone had any information about the stables or knew someone who worked there? I am keen to find out more. Any anecdote, big or small, would be welcomed!

I never got down Powys Street that often but loved to spend ages in 'Woolies' or the F.W. Woolworth Co. shop where they had row upon row of bunks full of all this marvelous stuff !!

I remember Woolwich town centre in the 1960's when I was a kid. In this picture I believe you can just see Garrets department store on the left which was a big rival to Cuffs department store a bit further back (out of shot). It was Cuffs store that provided my school uniform for Eglinton school. I also remember (...Read full memory)

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