Rodwins

Palmers Green Tales recently visited Rodwins, the toy and craft shop in Southgate. We had seen Josie’s picture at the wonderful exhibition entitled, ‘Made in Enfield’ which was on at the Dugdale Centre for several months. We were amazed at the number of toys which had been manufactured in Enfield, it was a truly great exhibition. Josie started Rodwins nearly 60 years ago. The shop has sold lots of different things over the years, toys, bicycles, craft supplies, fancy dress, dance shoes, still selling lots of these things except for the bikes. At one time Josie had 2 shops in Southgate. Josie was a very keen cyclist and knew Tom Maysh, the subject of our last film.