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Toys R Us was where we went to dream Christmas. Now that joy is gone | Phoebe-Jane Boyd

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My mum scrimped and saved for the toys our childhood hearts were set on. The demise of so many toyshops is taking the wonder out of childhoodAs a working-class child of the 80s and 90s, memories of my early Christmases are made up of 1) that Coke advert where the lit-up trucks full of toys drive through town with Santa, 2) obsessively memorising the Argos catalogue’s selection of toys, and 3) the repeated promise that there were millions (
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