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Jdo

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Shop in 50ís
« on: October 29, 2019, 01:02:02 AM »
My mother has recently passed away. She used to talk sometimes about the shop she worked in before she got married which was called Bodnums (sorry, not sure how itís spelt). I can find no reference to it on line so Iím hoping someone on here can help. My mother lived in West Bromwich at the time and I donít know whether the shop was there or in Birmingham. From what she said, it sounded like a high class clothes shop, but could have been a department store with her working in the clothes department (like sitcom ĎAre you being servedí). It sounded like they had gentry among the clientelle as she said Lady Austin of Austin cars fame used to shop there. As my mother was taller than was average at the time, she was also chosen to model the clothes for clients. Can anyone remember this store? Iíd love to know more about it.

mike mancott

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Re: Shop in 50ís
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 09:37:34 AM »
I remember in the late 1950`s/60`s there was a company named BODENHAMS, with several stores, and one was in West Bromwich.
Although it wasn`t my job, I was sometimes asked to drive my company`s seasonal collection in the Gown Van to such stores (the Salesman didn`t drive - went by train), and accompanying me would be the woman who modelled the clothing for the Buyers to view and select for ordering (most was made to order).
Bodenham`s was known for the "better" class of clothing.


mike mancott

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Re: Shop in 50ís
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 11:12:50 AM »
Jdo, Bodenhams are still going in places, I think.
They have a website.


  www.bodenhams.co.uk


Mike