The History of Leith

April 7, 2009

Your Memories: Tea, sandwiches..and a party above Woolies

THE sounding of the death knell for Woolworths stores across the UK was a glum day for many shoppers with fond memories of the historic retailer. However, one great-grandmother’s memories of a former Woolworths building in the Capital are more dance room than shopping gloom.
Beatrice Mackenzie, 90, who has lived in Leith all her life, was the pianist for around a year in the upper floor of the former Woolies building at the foot of Leith Walk in the early 1940s, which at the time was the Palace Ballroom. for more click here

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