• Wellworths sign, Dorchester

    Image ID
    FOT541662
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    8.8 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    5051 x 3381 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    428 x 286 mm
    16.8 x 11.3 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Wellworths shop sign Dorchester Dorset Claire Robertson Store manager formerly branch Woolworths IPSV6019
    Description
    January 2009 saw the closure of the final 200 Woolworths stores in the UK, including the Dorchester branch. At the time of closure, Claire Robertson was the store manager and after the closure of her branch, she decided to open her own version of the store in the former Woolworths premises. Claire secured investment for her new business and planned to open her store with 22 of the 25 staff that previously worked at the former Woolworths store, along with one new staff member. It is hoped that the store would become known as Wellies and manager Claire Robertson hopes to sell Wellington boots because of this. Claire is confident that in the many years to come, Wellworths can become as popular as Woolworths and she hopes to open more stores throughout the United Kingdom. BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans officially re-opened the store on 11 March 2009 at 10am. On 2 April 2009, BBC One aired a documentary entitled How Woolies Became Wellies: One Woman's Fight for the High Street, following Claire Robertson's journey from the closing of Woolworths to the opening of Wellworths.
    Uploader
    David John Carton
    Contributor
    David John Carton
    Date Taken
    2009-05-21
    Uploaded on
    2009-05-24
    Collection
    Retail
    Category
    Lifestyle
    Sub Category
    Shopping
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
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