Ten years ago ... Woolworths closes in Skegness

Woolworths closing down in Skegness 10 years ago.
Woolworths closing down in Skegness 10 years ago.

Skegness lost its branch of Woolworths this week 10 years ago after a buyer failed to be found for the cash-stricken business.

The 99-year-old British company was among the big names lost from the UK high street as a result of the ‘Credit Crunch’.

Pictured in the Standard this week, though, was a presentation of almost £850 to 1st Skegness Scouts and Guides by staff at the store. The sum was raised through charity events during 2008.