People have been getting nostalgic about former High Street favourite Woolworths.

The department store, famed for selling everything from records to rolling pins, posters to party food, was a high-profile casualty of the high street revolution after the arrival of online shopping.

But now, speculation is rife about "exciting news" the brand is set to reveal today.

In a tweet, Woolworths UK said: "We have decided to push our 2021 announcement forward.

"Some exciting news later today, see you then."

The Argus: One of the very early Woolworths storesOne of the very early Woolworths stores

One of the very early Woolworths stores, the Brighton branch opened in Western Road on 5th August 1916.

It was joined by two further Brighton stores in London Road and St James Street in 1927.

In 1968 the store was modernised and reduced in size, with the right side being sold to Clinton Cards. Below is the store in 2004, a year when Geri Halliwell visited one November evening to meet hundreds of fans, many of whom had been queuing since lunchtime.


This store became a 10/10 new format store in the 2000s, before closing for good on 30 December 2008.

The building didn’t stay empty for long, in April 2009 H&M announced they would be moving in.

We would love to hear what you remember about the store.

Maybe people are recalling sifting through the Woolies Christmas catalogue at this time of year. 

Leave your memories of Woolworths in Sussex below.