This view of Stamford Street shows what was Ashton's original Woolworth store (the second shop from the left). In the 1960s Woolworth moved to a store on Warrington Street, between Marks and Spencer and the bus station, facing onto the market ground. In the 1990s the store moved into the Arcades shopping mall, where it remained until it closed in December 2008.
The original building remains in use as a shop, although it has been through several owners and lost its upper floor in a fire.
The shop is now a good-sized charity shop for the Wooden Canal Boat Society, and proceeds from the shop go to help in the preservation and restoration of historic wooden canal boats based at Portland Basin and towards the development of a boatyard in Stalybridge, where work on the boats can take place.
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