This photograph shows the inside of Woolworths at 100-104 Kilburn High Road in north London. Henry Grant took the photograph in 1965.
Origins of the famous store
Frank Winfield Woolworth founded his first store in the United States in 1879. In 1909, the first British store opened in Liverpool. The first London branch followed shortly after.
The shops were a huge success and continued to grow in popularity during the 1920s and 1930s. By 1950, there were a total of 762 stores in the UK. Woolworths became known for its famous slogan 'Nothing in these stores over sixpence'.
Photographer Henry Grant
Henry Grant was a freelance photographer who worked all over London. He specialised in recording daily life, such as where people shopped. He was also concerned with popular events such as demonstrations and strikes, and the improvement of education in the capital.
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