Staff at Woolworths mark the 30th anniversary

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THIS is a picture of the staff at Woolworths in Eastwood around the time the store marked its 30th anniversary.

On the front row are Shiela Martin, Margaret Needham, Marjorie Ball, John Sommers, Marion Lounds, Marjorie Wardle and Marjorie Horrell.

On the middle row are Lesley Kendrick, Marie Bowler, Mair Hare, Kath McGinlay, Shiela Taylor, Dora Osborne, Laura Mellors, Jessie Oates and Vicky Hutsby and on the back row are Winifred Maltby, Jill Yates and Paul Ford.

The store celebrated 30 years of trading in 1987 and the then manager was Malcolm Jones. There was a fun day of celebrations, staff wore fancy dress and a birthday cake to mark the occasion was given to residents at Eastwood Beauvale Court care home.

The type of merchandise sold at Woolworths changed over the years but in 1957 it included groceries, cooked meats, cheese and ice cream.