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Such an ordinary and unprepossessing looking building, yet so much a part of Middlewich that it's hard to believe that in a week's time this familiar scene will be consigned to history.
Of course, it's not the building itself which will be mourned, it's the memory of all those birthdays and Christmases past when Niddries Toy Shop was part of the fabric of all our childhoods.Notice the sign warning motorists of 'oncoming vehicles in middle of road'. Really there should also be another sign further down Lewin Street warning pedestrians of 'warning sign in middle of pavement'.
One year on from the closure of the shop, we're starting to receive reminiscences of Niddrie's in its glory days and Mike Jennings, Paul Greenwood and Bill Armsden have been out taking pictures of the shop as it prepares to meet its end.
As many people have reported, the demolition of the building has already begun, as shown in the photo below.
If you have fond memories and reminiscences of Niddries, please let us have them, either by e-mail or via Facebook, and we'll include them in our feature at the weekend.
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SEE ALSO: GOING, GOING...NIDDRIES CLOSES, JULY 2011