Monday, July 06, 2009

Woolworths' Book.

Thank you for recent comments and especially the birthday wishes.
Here are some more pictures of the Woolworths' book; it surprising the memories that the shop provokes. There are still lots of news stories about its demise and also about the young woman who has started the new version, Wellworths in Dorchester. Of course, Woolworths is now on the internet so not quite dead.

I think I did get a bit carried away, especially when I found the ‘boil proof’ elastic in a local charity shop, which is probably why it was not chosen. Also I had to find a way of doing the lettering and printing by hand which made it a bit inconsistent in style. I took the photos of our local store for the cover and added some texture with scanned muslin.
I bribed someone in Dorchester to send me the bag, which is lined with cotton and printed with Closure etc inside. Completely carried away as you can see.


  1. This is great. It is good to get carried away sometimes. or all the time.

  2. getting carried away is what its all about right?

  3. Its amazing whta things can pomt art from within us. It looks really intersting. Well done.

  4. I remember the soda fountain at Woolworths...and all the little rows of tiny toys for nickels and dimes. Childhood in the 40's & 50's.

  5. Loved the Woolies book. My first Saturday job was there too - on the loose and broken biscuits counter.


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