A look at the old Toys R Us store in Warrington.
In our continued look at old, defunct and lost shops we took a walk round the old Toys R Us store in Warrington, Cheshire at the weekend.
Toys R Us ceased trading in the UK back in April 2018 and the Warrington location has been empty since then. The site will become a car dealership in the future.
While very little of the signage is still in place you can still clearly see ghost signs of the TOYS R US and BABIES R US logos on the building.
Working at Toys R UsMy first job while at university in the year 2000 was as one of Geoffrey's helpers at the Luton store. I worked on the video game and electronics section.
|We never had these branded bollards at the Gipsy Lane store in Luton|
A look round the Warrington locationHere are some more snaps and videos of the store as it looked in July 2020.
|The approach to the store|
|These branded stones are very very nice|
|The lettering from the old sign is still visible on the side of the building|
|Note the markings on the ground|
|Coronavirus social distancing warnings|
|The container loading bay. When I worked at Toys R Us I spent parts of my evening shifts unloading the containers|
|One of the few signs still on the building. While it's unbranded, the Toys R Us typeface is recognisable|
|Toys R Us and Babies R Us ghost signs|
|The overgrown trolley bay at the front of the store|
|An empty trolley bay|
|A 'tombstone' to the dead brand|
Toys R Us in Ancoats, ManchesterI took a look at the old Toys R Us store at the Central Retail Park in Ancoats, Manchester just prior to it's demolition in March 2019.
Check out photos of that location from two visits in February 2019 - one / two.
We had a look at what's left of the old Central Retail Park last Friday.