Fire destroys toyshop

Hardcastles toyshop owner determined to continue.
Author:
Publish date:
5_Pocoyo.jpg

After standing for 70 years, Hardcastles toyshop in Stalybridge has been destroyed by fire.

Owner Lee Ridehalgh said he has lost all stock and the shop, which also acts as a base for gaming groups, will have to be completely gutted.

"Kids are in here all the time playing, painting, sticking. They’re in here 9 to 5 on a Saturday and every day of the school holiday. The shop’s going to have to be ripped out but once the insurance is sorted we hope to reopen very soon," Ridehalgh said.

The fire service is yet to determine the cause of the blaze but is treating it as suspicious.

Related

5_Pocoyo.jpg

ER fires up Finley

ER?s newly launched Finley the Fire Engine property is gathering speed with new deals signed and more in the pipeline.

17_184_3930_mypictr_300x300.jpg

OPINION: No smoke without fire?

The denials that have emanated from Rhode Island since stories began circulating about a buyout approach haven?t failed to raise eyebrows as to what might lie ahead. Despite fervent denials of interest in a takeover, Hasbro?s good performance in a weak economy was always bound to pique interest.

Featured Jobs

GAMEPLAN LOGO 3D hi res

Marketing Director UK

Gameplan I Southeast of England I Salary: Competitive I Date Published Monday 7th January 2019

Rainbow logo landscape_home of classic Final

Product Manager

Rainbow Designs Ltd I Olympia, London I Salary: Competitive I Date Published Wednesday 16th January 2019