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I got a bit nostalgic this morning. Remembering the over-priced, over-thumbed pick ‘n’ mix on offer at Lichfield’s Woolworths store, I began to wonder if we’d lost a great tradition in the city.
But I actually struggled to think of reasons why I missed Woolies. After all, even the appeal of a jelly sweet with someone else’s thumbprint in tends to wear off after a while.
So I asked over on the old Twittervine what others missed about this great old institution. Would it be the cheeriness of the staff, the selection of goods on offer or the joy of paying over the odds for a Bing Crosby Collection CD?
Sadly not. Only one response was forthcoming…
It was handy to walk through to get to the car park if it was raining.
So there we have it. We only liked Lichfield’s Woolworths when it was raining or closing down. Maybe it was for the best after all.