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Tailor to close its doors after 140 years in business

A tailor shop in Lancaster is closing its doors after 140 years in business as its third and final owner retires.

69-year-old Stuart Fielding took over C E Barrow from the son of the original owner in 1970.

He said: "I would've retired at 65, but one of the ladies who worked with me had been here since she left school. I always said I'd never shut the shop while she wanted to work.

"She retired last year, so I decided to call it a day."

Charles Barrow opened the shop that has been clothing Lancastrians since 1870. Charles passed the shop down to his son Charlie, who sold the shop to Stuart.

Amongst the customers of C E Barrow was Lord Ashton, who famously sold oil cloth and linoleum to the world. He also built Lancaster's town hall and the Ashton Memorial.

The order books have recorded the purchase of more than 11,000 suits. The doors to C E Barrow close for the final time in September.