Sunderland Echo

Enjoy the wonder of Woolworths once more without leaving home


Pick ’n’ mix sweet jars and the record counter were popular places to spend your pocket money when muchmissed store Wooldworth­x dominated the high street.

Through the wonders of the digital age, you can now revisit the store – which shut its doors for the last time 11 years ago – without leaving your home.

Get nostalgic with a new 3D virtual store tour of Woolworths, which takes a look back at the iconic store and the recognisab­le products it used to sell.

The virtual tour opens with the words: “Let us take you back 30 years to a better time. We’re talking about when the Macarena was a national dance movement, Turkey Twizzlers were a school dinner delicacy, and Saturday nights were reserved for Gladiators and Blind Dates.”

As the video enters the virtual Woolworths store, it explains “one of the best things about the 90s was spending your hard-earned pocket money in Woolworths, you know, everyone’s go-to bargain store that sold everything from homeware to trending toys - even your school uniform!”

The virtual tour navigates its way around the store, showing how the layout of the shop would have looked and the goods that would have been on offer to customers.

It takes a look at toys popular when the store was still open, including Beanie Babies and Tamigotchi­s.

The tour also looks at the wide range of CDs that used to be on sale at Woolworths, as well as portable games consoles.

To follow the virtual tour, go to www.onlineslot­ tour-of-woolworths website.

 ??  ?? Virtual tour of Woolworths rewinds the clock to the Nineties (photo: Onlineslot­
Virtual tour of Woolworths rewinds the clock to the Nineties (photo: Onlineslot­

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