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 Post subject: buying a school tie
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:34 pm 
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I went to Cheltenham today and thought I would buy my son his new school tie (Pates) to celebrate the offer letter. I found out that you buy them in a shop called 'Famous of Cheltenham...menswear, schoolwear and sportswear'. It is opposite Primark...

Has anybody else been in there? It was a really grand looking shop with really grand looking sales people. It took all my courage to ask for the tie. I was given it tissue wrapped with a beautifully hand written receipt. There was no till. They put my money, wrapped in paper, in a kind of wooden lift and the change appeared 'as if by magic' in this lift thing.

Can't imagine a lot of small boys running about in there.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:52 pm 
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:lol:

it's been like that since I first started Secondary school, which is over 40 years go.. I think I got my Brownie uniform there too,


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:57 pm 
Oh, unfortunately DC has it's own shop and I want to go into your one! Harumph! :evil:


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My wife bought her Pates uniform in The Famous back in 197x

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wonderful - don't mind spending money in a place like that!


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go and visit it Tipsy, they are a real "outfitters", sell all sorts of things like fine wool socks and gents handkerchieves!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:27 pm 
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it's great - and there's a name for that chute thing the money goes in only I can't remember what it is :? :shock:
I remember having to come to Cheltenham, to the top of the Prom for uniform, when at school at Badminton in Bristol. Something bizarrely unhelpful about all this that I just love, none of this egalitarian making things easy. No, beautifully esoteric and tricksy.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:37 pm 
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at least it makes more sense than one of the only 2 retailers for Folkestone School for Girls being in Walthamstow.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:15 pm 
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I like that idea Cirenmum, might try that one with my DS on Saturday. He is off to Pates as well :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:19 pm 
Did you go to Badminton Milla! :shock:


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