A plaque to remember Sheffield’s iconic toy store Redgates was unveiled at H&M on The Moor today, following a campaign by the former store’s workers, led by Maggie Nunn.
Maggie wrote to the Moor developers calling for the Redgate’s past to be recognized 30 years on from its closure.
Following the letter Aberdeen Standard Investments worked with H&M, which now occupies the space that Redgates occupied, to install a plaque on the building, following recent construction work on the site.
Amanda Phillips Centre Manager for the Moor comments; “Maggie and her team have worked tirelessly to recognise Redgates and the memories that this toy store gave to so many families and children in its time. We are delighted to have supported her mission to commemorate this past iconic establishment in Sheffield.”
Maggie Nunn said, “I am absolutely delighted to unveil this plaque today, thank you to everyone who has worked to make this happen.”
Michael Butterfield, from H&M Sheffield commented: “Redgates is a much-loved Sheffield institution, and so it is an honour to be able to remember the toy store through the addition of this plaque. We’re delighted to join together with The Moor team and Maggie Nunn today to unveil this tribute, which we hope will help to preserve Redgates in the memories of Sheffield residents for many years to come.”