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Decorative Designs

Icicle Lights

Woolworths Icicle Lights

20 clear plastic moulded icicles with white snow caps and internally lit by standard 12v 1.1w push-in coloured bulbs.

Available for several years in the 1980s at Woolworths. Also a very popular design with other manufacturers: near-identical sets were marketed by Noma, Premier Decorations, Lyvia, Mazda, Crownline, Tree Top and others during the 1980s and 1990s.

Variations noted:

YearBrandModel numberPackagingCable typePlug fittedPrice
c. 1984WoolworthJ2751-2Red box with photoSingle insulatedNo£4.99
c. 1985WoolworthJ2751-2Red box with photoSingle insulatedNo£5.99
1987WoolworthsJ2751-2White with red/green borderSingle insulatedNo£6.99
1988WoolworthsJ2751-2White with red/green borderSingle insulatedNo£7.99
1989WoolworthsJ2751-2Red with gold triangle borderSingle insulatedNo£7.99

Pom-Pom Lights

Woolworths Snowball Lights

20 transluscent plastic globes in five different colours and covered in an ice crystal effect. Internally lit with coloured 12v 1.1w push-in lamps.

Available for several years in the late 1980s at Woolworths.

Variations noted:

YearBrandModel numberPackagingCable typePlug fittedPrice
c. 1983WoolworthJ1310-2Red box with photoSingle insulatedNo?
c. 1984WoolworthJ2951-2Red box with photoSingle insulatedNo£8.99
1985WoolworthJ2951-2Red box with photoSingle insulatedNo£6.99
1986WoolworthJ2951-2Red with green baseSingle insulatedNo£6.99
1987WoolworthsJ2951-2White with red/green borderSingle insulatedNo£7.99
1988WoolworthsJ2951-2White with red/green borderSingle insulatedNo£8.99
1989WoolworthsJ2951-2Red with gold triangle borderSingle insulatedNo£9.95
c. 1990Woolworths?Red with gold triangle borderSingle insulatedNo£11.99

Christmas Lights with Tree Top Star

Woolworths Tree Topper

A colourful tree-top star fitted with ten lights, plus a tail of 30 further multi-coloured Christmas lights in wide petal-style shades to decorate the tree with.

Wired as a single set of 40 lights and fitted with 6v 0.75w push-in bulbs.

Variations noted:

YearBrandModel numberPackagingCable typePlug fittedPrice
c. 1984WoolworthJ4551-2Green box with photoSingle insulatedNo£8.49
c. 1985WoolworthJ4551-2Green box with photoSingle insulatedNo£11.95
1986WoolworthJ4551-2Red with green baseSingle insulatedNo£9.95
1987WoolworthsJ4551-2White with red/green borderSingle insulatedNo£11.95
1988WoolworthsJ4551-2White with red/green borderSingle insulatedNo£13.95
1989WoolworthsJ4551-2Green with gold triangle borderSingle insulatedNo£14.95
1990WoolworthsJ4551Green with gold triangle borderSingle insulatedNo£15.99

Christmas Lanterns

Woolworths Christmas Lanterns

20 big, chunky translucent lanterns in five colours with a gold-coloured top. Seemingly available for a few years in the earlier part of the 1980s.

These lights used standard 12v 1.1w push-in lamps. The use of clear lamps gave lighted sets a more subtle, pastel-coloured effect when compared with those using coloured bulbs.

Variations noted:

YearBrandModel numberPackagingCable typePlug fittedPrice
Early 1980sWinfieldJ1300Plain red box with photoSingle insulatedNo£4.99
Early 1980sWinfieldJ1300Plain red box with photoSingle insulatedNo£5.99
1984/1985 (?)WoolworthJ3151-2Plain red box with photoSingle insulatedNo£6.99

Lantern Lights

Woolworths Lantern Lights

20 miniature cylindrical lanterns with translucent windows in a mix of red, amber, green and blue. Internally lit by standard 12v 1.1w push-in bulbs.

Woolworths appears to have stocked this line for a relatively short time in the 1990s. However, Pifco's similar Mini Lanterns were in production for around 30 years, while Noma's version have been available from the 1970s up until the present day.

Variations noted:

YearBrandModel numberPackagingCable typePlug fittedPrice
1994WoolworthsL4511Red box with patterned gold borderDouble insulatedYes£8.99
1995WoolworthsL5250Dark green holly patternDouble insulatedYesNot shown
1996WoolworthsL5250Dark green holly patternDouble insulatedYesNot shown

Candle Lights

Woolworths Candle Lights

20 lights mimicking traditional wax candles. White candle bodies were equipped with a clip to keep them upright and held clear 12v 1.1w push-in bulbs.

Available in the first half of the 1990s, designs changed slightly over the years with differently-sized candle bodies.

Unusually, earlier editions had model numbers starting with a 'R' rather than the usual 'J' for Christmas lights.

Variations noted:

YearBrandModel numberPackagingCable typePlug fittedPrice
1989WoolworthsR1901-1Red box with gold triangle borderSingle insulatedNo£8.99
1990WoolworthsR1901Red box with gold triangle borderSingle insulatedNo£9.99
1991WoolworthsR1901-1Green box with gold triangle borderDouble insulatedNo£9.99
c. 1992WoolworthsR1901-1Green box with patterned gold borderDouble insulatedYes£9.99
1995WoolworthsL5240Dark green holly patternDouble insulatedYesNot shown

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