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Harringtons shop in Castle Market in Sheffield city centre was fantastic and a place I used to go on Saturdays to buy my jeans and stay pressed trousers or a pair of chinos!

It's amazing to think how many Sheffield lads got their jeans and trousers from Harringtons given that it was in Castle Markets which over time became a bit of a no-go shopping area. 

Tastes and times change but memories don't and the memories of having to climb those ladders in Harringtons to go up into the attic to try trousers and jeans on will remain with me forever. A terrifying climb for a young lad and amazing to imagine how they'd ever get away with that these days with all the health and safety rules and guidelines in place

I once bought a great pair of burgundy trousers from there - loved them. Thought they were really great!


Anyone else remember Harringtons shop in Castle Market? 
 

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Casey's kid
On 8/27/2017 at 16:54, Sheffield History said:

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Harringtons shop in Castle Market in Sheffield city centre was fantastic and a place I used to go on Saturdays to buy my jeans and stay pressed trousers or a pair of chinos!

It's amazing to think how many Sheffield lads got their jeans and trousers from Harringtons given that it was in Castle Markets which over time became a bit of a no-go shopping area. 

Tastes and times change but memories don't and the memories of having to climb those ladders in Harringtons to go up into the attic to try trousers and jeans on will remain with me forever. A terrifying climb for a young lad and amazing to imagine how they'd ever get away with that these days with all the health and safety rules and guidelines in place

I once bought a great pair of burgundy trousers from there - loved them. Thought they were really great!


Anyone else remember Harringtons shop in Castle Market? 
 

Also shopped here for socks and knickers as some of my school pals had Saturday jobs here. 

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LeadFarmer

Up the ladder and into the loft, if you wanted to try a pair on for size. I remember buying ICE jeans from there in the 80's, they came with a blue and white ICE key ring. Then down The Moor to Atkinsons for a pair of Farrah trousers.

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Owl At Risk
On ‎27‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 16:54, Sheffield History said:

 

Harringtons shop in Castle Market in Sheffield city centre was fantastic and a place I used to go on Saturdays to buy my jeans and stay pressed trousers or a pair of chinos!

It's amazing to think how many Sheffield lads got their jeans and trousers from Harringtons given that it was in Castle Markets which over time became a bit of a no-go shopping area. 

Tastes and times change but memories don't and the memories of having to climb those ladders in Harringtons to go up into the attic to try trousers and jeans on will remain with me forever. A terrifying climb for a young lad and amazing to imagine how they'd ever get away with that these days with all the health and safety rules and guidelines in place

I once bought a great pair of burgundy trousers from there - loved them. Thought they were really great!


Anyone else remember Harringtons shop in Castle Market? 
 

What....no mention of Harrington jackets from Harringtons?!

As a 9 year old, when I got mine, I used to think that they were only available from that store. Only realised years later that it was a ubiquitous style.

I had completely forgotten about the ladders up to the loft space for trying things on. Now I recall it was a small space with a low ceiling that was open to the shop below and offered little more privacy than just getting your keks off in the middle of the shop?

I had the burgundy sta prest trousers too. Loved them too. Up until the day that Mr Moss instructed me to climb up and close a window in the boys gym changing room at Ecco comp and as I jumped down the back pocket got caught on a clothes peg and ripped a 10" gash across the arse of them. Whish I'd told the short arsed moustacheiod bully to do it himself, but them he would have punched me in the stomach as was his signature move.

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paulhib48

Wasn’t Harrington’s originally on Waingate in the 60s opposite Castle Market or was that another clothes shop?Didnt go there much but went to Winstons on Snig Hill and Harry Fenton on Chapel Walk for my really trendy gear

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22 hours ago, Owl At Risk said:

What....no mention of Harrington jackets from Harringtons?!

As a 9 year old, when I got mine, I used to think that they were only available from that store. Only realised years later that it was a ubiquitous style.

I had completely forgotten about the ladders up to the loft space for trying things on. Now I recall it was a small space with a low ceiling that was open to the shop below and offered little more privacy than just getting your keks off in the middle of the shop?

I had the burgundy sta prest trousers too. Loved them too. Up until the day that Mr Moss instructed me to climb up and close a window in the boys gym changing room at Ecco comp and as I jumped down the back pocket got caught on a clothes peg and ripped a 10" gash across the arse of them. Whish I'd told the short arsed moustacheiod bully to do it himself, but them he would have punched me in the stomach as was his signature move.

Mr Moss.......that brings back memories. Seem to remember his favourite words were 'Come on , Chop Chop' . Great days , I was there '69 - '76.....

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2 hours ago, Sheffielder by Sea said:

Mr Moss.......that brings back memories. Seem to remember his favourite words were 'Come on , Chop Chop' . Great days , I was there '69 - '76.....

Ha. I was there '83-'88. In regards to Mr Moss this coincided with the animated TV series Moschops starting in '83. You can guess what Mr Moss' new nickname amongst the pupils became! Moschops (the real one) was a dinosaur...which made the nickname all the more fitting because Mr Moss (the real one) must have been approaching 60 by then. He was fit as a fiddle though, but seemed to suffer from small man syndrome, being about 5' 2". 

PS Oggy Jennet was still there when I went and came with a reputation of being a b*stard handed down from the older generations. He certainly lived up to it.

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1 hour ago, Owl At Risk said:

Ha. I was there '83-'88. In regards to Mr Moss this coincided with the animated TV series Moschops starting in '83. You can guess what Mr Moss' new nickname amongst the pupils became! Moschops (the real one) was a dinosaur...which made the nickname all the more fitting because Mr Moss (the real one) must have been approaching 60 by then. He was fit as a fiddle though, but seemed to suffer from small man syndrome, being about 5' 2". 

PS Oggy Jennet was still there when I went and came with a reputation of being a b*stard handed down from the older generations. He certainly lived up to it.

Yes Jennet definitely gave the impression of being fatherless !! Did you know how he came by his nickname ? When I first attended Ecclesfield he owned a dark blue Austin or Morris 1800 and the first three letters of the reg. were OGY .

I wonder if there is anyone else on here who was at Ecclesfield around this time ? 

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27 minutes ago, Sheffielder by Sea said:

Yes Jennet definitely gave the impression of being fatherless !! Did you know how he came by his nickname ? When I first attended Ecclesfield he owned a dark blue Austin or Morris 1800 and the first three letters of the reg. were OGY .

I wonder if there is anyone else on here who was at Ecclesfield around this time ? 

I didn't know no. The creative minds of bored teens eh...will seize on the most tenuous of links just to poke fun at authority. I'm pretty sure how Big Dan got his nickname. He must have been around when you were there?

Think we have accidently hijacked a thread about threads!

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I can remember buying Dad and husband shirt from Harringtons back in 70's.  Really good value.  They also specialised in extra long sleeves for the taller guys.

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Paul Watkinson

Ahhh remember that when I was a kid Saturday gel bus into town buy my jeans&whatever was top of the pop charts from that record stall just inside the door (roulette records I think it was called sure someone will put me right if it's wrong )try them on in the attic/storeroom don't remember having to climb a ladder in my time(80's) it was proper stairs then off up town a burger &milkshake in wimpy on fargate there was a time before McD burger town ruled the world then bus home !!

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