Do you remember the shop?

Rodmans Ltd, 3 St. James's Street

By Moira Marsden

My Grandfather, Leonard Deadman, was the manager at Rodmans at 3 St James Street till it shut in the early 1960s. I believe he worked there from 1932 after he moved from Slough where he was manager of that branch of the firm. 

The black and white photo is how I remember the shop when we stayed there in the 1950s. Do you remember Rodmans? If you do, please leave a comment below.

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Photo:Rodmans Ltd, 3 St. James's Street.

Rodmans Ltd, 3 St. James's Street.

From the private collection of Moira Marsden

This page was added on 02/11/2012.
Comments about this page

I remember Rodmans. Never had occasion to go inside but the window was always interesting. Northampton Shoe Repair fixed a strap on my bag. Down on the corner was Lyons Corner House and I remember a lot of shoe shops going up the street. Always busy. The Post Office was at the bottom. So many years since I was in that area, I am sure it is all changed now.

By Iris Gilman (03/11/2012)

During the early 1960s my mates and l used to buy our shirts and collars from Rodmans. We all used detachable collars in those days and the man in the shop asked us if we had ever used "paper collars". We laughed but then he showed us that they could be worn once, then turned inside out and worn again, then you threw them away. They were great value for money. If l remember you got about twelve in a pack for two and six pence in old money.Wish they were still there now. Happy days.

By Gerry Millard (27/09/2013)