Article 7 - Woolworths 
Woolworths was one of the longest established shops in Orpington. 
Orpington, Store No 0532, opened on the 6.01.34 and extended on 03.03.39. Extended, modernised and converted to self-service on  24.04.64 (pictured below) in the building it would remain in for next 44 years. Refurbished under the cornerstone strategy to include a  new delicatessen counter and an extended range of foods, soap powders and pet foods as well as a new look Entertainment  department, reopened by Managing Director Richard Harker and Regional Manager Mike Morris on 17.08.84. Two years later food  was abandoned and much of the work had to be undone. The store was relayed to the comparison concept. It was refurbished to the  latest 10/10 specification in 2005.  The Orpington Store closed on the 27th December 2008. The building it occupied was vacant for a time becoming Ethel Austin for a  short while and is now a low cost general store again... Funny how things that go around come around... 
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