Woolworths - a Memory of Woolwich.

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 floor too.

I left Waverley Secondary School on Plumstead Common in 1962 and worked as a Junior in Barclays Bank opposite the firestation in Lakedale Road, I hated it. Then I transferred to the Wellington Street, Woolwich, branch where I was shorthand typist. My superior was a very prim and proper Miss Thorpe, but a lovely lady. A few years later I married my husband in the Registry Office at Woolwich Town Hall and moved to Kent the following year, where we still live.

Jan Dennett (nee Mercer)

A memory shared by mrsjdennett on Mar 31st, 2015. Send mrsjdennett a message

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