Sid Yeates & Sons - Tailors and Outfitters

the end of an era......

By Jodie Henshaw

This Leeming Street tailors and outfitters was opened by Sid Yeates in 1908 and later passed to his son Jack Yeates. Sid’s second son owned Dunn & Co. 11 King’s Walk, Nottingham . Jack Yeates ran the Mansfield store until the 1980’s when it was purchased by Mr Troubridge who owned the store until it was bought by Mr Harris 15 years ago.

Sid Yeates & Sons will close its doors for the last time in April 2010. Thank you very much to Mr Harris and his staff for their help and for their donations to Mansfield Museum .

Photo:Store in 1908

Store in 1908

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Photo:Owned by Sid Yeates second son.

Owned by Sid Yeates second son.

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This page was added on 19/03/2010.
Comments about this page

I shopped at Yeates almost until it closed down. It had the sort of quality menswear that the chains cannot provide. Their closure is quite a loss.

By Kim Hatton
On 21/01/2011

There used to be another tailors shop in Mansfield, I just can't think of the name of the shop. I used to work there as an apprentice in about 1977. The supervisor upstairs was Morris Jepson. Janet Briggs worked there too, she could sew the best handmade buttonholes I have ever seen. Doris (who passed away to cancer) and there were quite a few others who made a great team. I would love to know what happened to the others.

By Jane Allwood
On 20/01/2012

There were quite a few tailor shops in and around Mansfield. One being Mr Strauthers shop on Church side,opposite St Peters Church. There was one up Ratcliffe Gate. Jane where abouts in Mansfield was the tailor shop you remember?

By Angela Roche
On 20/01/2012

Hi Angela, the name Robinson's keeps coming to mind and it might have been on Stockwell gate. The shop downstairs was very old, even back then. I remember making a jacket to a teddy boy style of suit, it was bright green with black pockets. I also remember being very cold in winter and hardly be able to hold the sewing needle. I used to get paid £17 per week.

By Jane
On 23/01/2012

John Robinsons Tailors, yes I know now which shop your talking about. It was between Lowes Butchers and Nottingham Building Society, then there was Wakefields Army Stores on the corner of the market place.

By Angela Roche
On 24/01/2012

There was also Gordon Cox's on Church Street

By Peter Zakarian-Ball
On 03/03/2014

I would just like to add 2 more menswear shops on Leeming Street.

G.J. Hepworths Ltd at No 17 between the Red Rose Bakery and Mac Fisheries Super Market, I started my working life there at 15 in 1968. The company had 2 other shops on Outram Street Sutton in Ashfield.

The other Mens Outfitter on Leeming Street was Merchants or Marchants. If I remember right the shop windows were set back and they had a display cabinet by the walkway displaying ties, tie pins, cufflinks and other small accessories. 

By Dave Tindell
On 17/06/2014

I am the grandson of Frank Robinson , one of the partners in the tailoring firm of John Robinson . My mother was Sylvia ( b. 1919 d. 1969 ) ex Brunts . Her brother was Frank , her sisters Eileen , Peggy and Ethel . We all worshipped at St. Peters where my grandfather was sidesman and Peggy was in the choir for many years . Many happy memories of Mansfield !! 

                                                     Martin Robinson

By Martin Robinson
On 28/05/2015

Hi Martin. We live in the house which I believe was built for The Robinson Family. Have you any pictures or memories of it? Thanks.

By S Shooter
On 24/10/2016

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