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School Uniform Suppliers - Manchester
« on: Tuesday 30 October 18 12:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,

I remember in the mid 1960's being fitted out for my first senior school uniform. I am sure it was in a school outfitters on Market Street, Manchester but cannot recollect the name. I have spoken to others who also remember this shop but the name escapes us.

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Paul
I lived in Ardwick, Manchester in the early 1960s as a small child and much travelling of the world has now led me to want to know more about my roots. Carter, Beckwith, Connolly, Heron and Kelly are all names that form part of my family tree.

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Re: School Uniform Suppliers - Manchester
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 14:35 GMT (UK) »
Cannot be of much help but I do know the Uniform Supplier was/is in Newcastle upon Tyne. Isaac Walton. Takes me back a while. 

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Re: School Uniform Suppliers - Manchester
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 15:08 GMT (UK) »
On Market street in Manchester it'd probably be Lewises.
Kendal Milnes did most of the "better" schools. Became House of Frazer, and currently, sadly, in the throes of closing down sales, after all these years.
I seem to recall Pauldens, and Affleck & Browns, on Oldham Street / Road may also have been accredited suppliers, and probably Debenhams on Market Street may have been, too.
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Re: School Uniform Suppliers - Manchester
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 15:52 GMT (UK) »
My school used Barrie's (Barry?) which had a store in Bolton and may have had a Manchester one.
Reps took stock to school once or twice a year. Visits to their shop were seldom necessary. This was 1960's-1970's.

Trades directories?
Someone from Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society may know. M&LFHS has a Bolton branch.
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Re: School Uniform Suppliers - Manchester
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 16:07 GMT (UK) »
My school used Henry Barrie in Manchester

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Re: School Uniform Suppliers - Manchester
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 16:17 GMT (UK) »
My school used Henry Barrie in Manchester

I was right, they did have a store in Manchester.

My uniform had to last so long I seldom needed replacements. They were bought in a size large enough to grow into. Then they were let-down, let-out, altered, adapted as necessary. My summer dresses were home-made, from Barrie's pattern and material.

School shoes for 1st year also bought from Barrie's & made by Clark's of course - lace-ups for winter & outdoor; sandals or shoes with a bar (Mary Jane style ?) for indoors and summer. 
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Re: School Uniform Suppliers - Manchester
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 16:20 GMT (UK) »
My school uniform used to come from a shop (quite possibly Barrie's) in St Ann's Square.
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Re: School Uniform Suppliers - Manchester
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Websites which mention Henry Barrie, school outfitter of Manchester:

Odds and sods - queries about Manchester
www.manchester-forum.co.uk/index.php?topic=8927.0
First poster in the thread said the store was in Market St. and was taken over by BHS. Also mentions Henry Barrie, St. Ann's Square. A post from Cheethamgirl on the thread mirrors my memories.

See also manchesterhistory.net

A school magazine 1962 with advert Henry Barrie school uniform specialist, St. Ann's Square.*
www.pickles.net.com/mhgs/Chedlian/1962%20Summer.pdf

A price list from Neville's of John Dalton St. which supplied uniforms to St. Augustine's before Henry Barrie:
www.staugs.org/uniform.htm

*Edit. I got a Windows error message when I clicked on the link again. I can't remember the school's name.

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Re: School Uniform Suppliers - Manchester
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 16:52 GMT (UK) »
Another Henry Barrie one here but a man came to school from the shop and measured us. The orders were then delivered to school.
Those were the days - kneeling down to make sure the skirt touched the floor for the right length - gaberdines, blazers, berets and white pac a macs for summer with a special rain hood for our boaters!  What did we look like  ::)
All thanks to Mr Barrie!
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