A look at a relic from a lost time.
It was marvellous to find the old Toys R Us store at Wyvern Retail Park in Derby.
|A corner of the store|
Sadly Toys R Us ceased trading in the UK in April 2018.
|All of the big signs are still in place|
|The rear and side of the store|
Luckily there are still remnants of the brand on some retail parks in the UK.
I worked in the Gipsy Lane store in Luton, Bedfordshire back in the year 2000. I got the job shortly after arriving in the town to study at the university.
|A magical place|
Thanks to Blast From The Past on Instagram for the heads-up about the Derby store still being there.
If you know of any other old Toys R Us shops do let me know.
More photos from our trip to Toys R Us at Wyvern Retail Park in Derby
|The container loading bay. When I worked at Toys R Us I spent parts of my evening shifts unloading the containers at the Luton store|
|A lovely old sign|
|Look at the markings in the car park bay on the left|
|One part of the trolley bays is still there|
Other former Toys R Us stores
This year we've also been to the old Toys R Us stores at Gemini Retail Park in Warrington, the Festival retail park in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent and at the Deepdale shopping centre in Preston.
We took at look at the old Toys R Us store at the Central Retail Park in Ancoats, Manchester just prior to its demolition in March 2019.
Other lost brands
Our travels have seen us spot the remnants of a number of old and defunct brands, including Woolworths in Stoke-on-Trent, Tandy in Hitchin, RadioShack in Lytham Saint Annes, Kwik Save in Barrow-in-Furness and Blockbuster Video stores in Fallowfield, Manchester, Colne, Lancashire, Prescot, Merseyside and Chester, Cheshire.
Videos of the old Toys R Us store at the Wyvern Retail Park in Derby, November 2020.
This store is no more!
Work has begun to turn the unit into a Go Outdoors.
The former Toys R Us store at the Wyvern Retail Park in Derby is now a completely lost shop.
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