My local Woolies closed down weeks ago so on a visit to my brother in Seaford at the weekend, we popped in to say goodbye to a British institution.
The first music I ever bought was an Elvis greatest hits album from their branch in Haywards Heath in Sussex. It was a tape! They didn’t have CDs in 1983!
I remember like it was yesterday, so imagine the coincidence when languishing on a sale shelf I spy a double album of Elvis Live In Concert for £4!
With CD in hand, my last ever pick ‘n’ mix and some presents for my US colleagues that I’ll see on Friday in Seattle, I got to the check out.
Firstly those horrid folks at American Express had shut down their service with Woolworths so I was 27 airmiles down before I’d even paid the bill.
Secondly – they didn’t have the CD – it was just an empty box but at least I got to see a spotty teenager rummaging around in the CD drawer for one last time!
As Dave says, it’s hard to believe the show’s all over after 99 years.
I hope they look after the staff or they at least find alternative work soon.
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