Rodmans Ltd, 3 St. James's Street

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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Rodmans Ltd, 3 St. James's Street.
From the private collection of Moira Marsden

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  • 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 (02/11/2012)
  • 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 (26/09/2013)
  • I worked here in 1966 for a couple of years on leaving school at the age of 15. The manager at the time was a Mr Puncheon and the assistant managers name was Mr Watson. I remember Mr Deadman used to pay a visit when we had a delivery and would stop and chat over a cup of coffee. I am now 67 years old but still have fond memories of my first couple of years in the workplace.

    By Michael Stokes (12/04/2019)

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