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Well since then things have been an emotional rollercoaster. His father is a great dad. Perfect. Memories of former Debenhams store stirred by these eerie picturesOur photos prompt people to tell us about their experiences of Ranbys and DebenhamsGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribe We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsThank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailRecent pictures of how the inside of Derby former Debenhams building now looks have prompted a number of people to respond with their memories of the store in Victoria Street.Derbyshire Live was given exclusive access to the building and revealed that large parts of it have water ingress and parts of ceilings have collapsed.The place is being readied for demolition next month to make way for retail units and apartments.Many readers remarked that it was sad to see the building, which was originally Ranbys when it was completed and opened in the early 1960s, in an advanced state of disrepair in parts.Ray Jordan said he we worked in the building many years ago when it was still Ranbys and had a food hall.Derbyshire Live takes an exclusive look around the former Debenhams store in picturesHe said: “I worked in the food hall warehouse which was in the basement. I remember helping out on the cheese counter and sweet counter when it was busy.”The thing that sticks in my mind is that, whilst there, I helped form a band along with three other members of the food hall staff.”I can remember the names of the members which were: Des Lewis on drums; Harry Griffin, lead singer, and someone called George I can’t remember his last name who played lead guitar and then there was me on bass guitar.”I have enclosed a couple of photos of her on one of the days that staff dressed up.”She started as a Christmas temp in the toy department in the 1960s and they kept her on and she moved to the home section and was there until she retired in 2009 moving to the new building in the shopping centre.Read MoreLatest Derby City Council newsAnother reader Jill Goodwin said she had reason to be grateful to staff from Ranbys for returning her dog, Kipper, to her.Mrs Goodwin said: “It was 1964 and I was a young mum with two small children in a pushchair, and the dog, on my way to my parents house in Mickleover.”I got a bus to Derby from Littleover and made my way to catch the next bus from outside Ranbys in Victoria Street.”While I was there, I left Kipper with the pushchair and nipped into the store briefly to get some haberdashery items and then we were on our way..