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Audio slideshow: The Wonder of Woolies

Broken biscuits, sweets, light bulbs, cheap aftershave, hot roasted peanuts, hi-fi towers and haberdashery - it could only be Woolies.

After 99 years on the British High Street, Woolworths begins its closing down sale on Thursday. It may have struggled to stay in step with today's shopper, but like any institution it will be missed. Take a nostalgia trip to the "Wonder of Woolies" - and hear what people in Shirley, Southampton, think of their local store.

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Slideshow by Paul Kerley. Publication date 11 December 2008.


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