Posted by Tempus Fugit on October 16, 2000 at 22:54:02:
Do you have any memories of Castlebar's superstore of the sixties (and much earlier!), called Langan's situated where Heatons now is on the corner of Ellison Street ?
It was a magical place to visit. When I was a kid I remember my granny asking me to get a yard of knicker elastic for her. You had to go right up to the top floor to the haberdashery dept. The long brown counters, with glass front on some of them and the brass ruler placed on the edge of the woodwork. The ladies there always had a measuring tape arond their necks.
Do you recall the names of the staff?
In the basement, you had Michael Treacy who sold shoes, boots and wellingtons. Then you had Mr. Concannon who sold drapery on the ground floor. Up the stairs, remember the green lino?, to the millinery department and Francie Miller. I will never forget the day my brother and I put on the ladies hats which were on display and Francie Miller and Maggie Mc Carthy chased us around the shop, but needless to say, couldn't catch us.A Miss Rice also worked there.
To us kids at the time, it was always a place of discovery. It could be compared I suppose to the programme "Are you being served", but much more innocent.
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