Saturday, September 05, 2020

Toys R Us in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

A look at the old Toys R Us store at Festival retail park in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.


Toys R Us in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

I've never seen cleaner and brighter signs on an abandoned shop.

Toys R Us in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
There are three large branded Toys R Us signs on the store, this is one of two on the side of the building. They differ from the more commonly see signs as the brand name is printed onto one board, rather that the lettering being made out of individual 3D pieces

Toys R Us ceased trading in the UK in April 2018. I worked there back in the year 2000.

Toys R Us in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
I was once one of Geoffrey's Helpers at Toys R Us

It was a lucky find as this month the unit will be opened as a Go Outdoors store and so the Toys R Us branding will be disappearing.

Toys R Us in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
This scene won't be the same next month and the Toys R Us branding will become lost

Remains of other Toys R Us stores

We've also been to the abandoned Toys R Us in Warrington, Cheshire and had a look at what remained of the old store at the Central Retail Park in Ancoats, Manchester.

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