The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Closing Down - Halfords and Woolworths

Three well known national names in Abingdon: Ladbrokes, Halfords and Woolworths ...

If I were a gambling man, I could go into the newly opened Ladbrokes in Bath Street and ask for the odds that Woolworths will close before Halfords.

Halfords were going to close their Abingdon shop on January 4th 2008. They even had a closing down sale with large posters, that is, until they found there was another year to run on the lease. The notice now says 'This shop is closing on January 2nd - 2009 - Your nearest Halfords is at Didcot / Oxford'.

It now looks as if Woolworths could close, even, before Halfords. (Most of us have have never known life without Woolworths.)

Since the announcement by the Woolworths administrators, Deloitte, yesterday, that they could not find a buyer, the up to 50% Sale is soon to become the total liquidation, Woolworths closing down sale.

5 Comments:

Anonymous st-helens-man said...

The loss of Woolworths would be truly tragic - I rely on it for so many things! Here is hoping that our Branch rises from the ashes in some way...

12 December 2008 08:56  
Blogger Helen said...

Your store fronts look like ours in Bend, Oregon. Indeed it's sad.

12 December 2008 16:35  
Anonymous alan lovedog said...

hopefully wilkinsons will take over the abingdon woolworths store - they are what woolworths should have become to survive - or actually, thrive.

12 December 2008 20:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
could you publish at the end of this year the new map of the Abingdon shops like did you make in your post of

Saturday, 29 December 2007?

Thank you

15 December 2008 14:07  
Blogger Backstreeter said...

I'll try

16 December 2008 13:02  

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