Bodenhams is a family run business located in the heart of Ludlow, Shropshire since 1860, making it one of the oldest stores in Britain. The iconic Ludlow timber building originates from 1405, hosting many vintage and quirky features throughout.
Stocking a variety of brands across menswear, ladieswear, lingerie and homeware that include Barbour, Bugattti, Fynch Hatton, Adini, Masai, Powder, Triumph, Marie Jo and PrimaDonna, just to name a few.
The extensive history is what gives the building and shopping experience at Bodenhams its uniqueness. ‘The Corner Shop’, as originally referred to, were four freehold single-story shops on the corner of Broad Street and the then Drapers Row (now King Street) where in 1392 the Palmers Guild took on the building.
Further owned by many prestigious Ludlow families over the next 400 or so years, William Bodenham acquired the shop in 1860. He and his wife Emma started their own business which expanded greatly and became one of the great successes of Victorian Ludlow, and the rest is history. Passed down directly through the Bodenham family ever since, the current owners are Roger and Monika Curry.
Rogers carpentry background allowed for the shop to have a complete make over from 2012 onwards, giving a modern twist to the shop but keeping the traditional features that Bodenhams is so famed for. Original floorboards, old bread oven and wooden panelling are just some of the unique features that gives Bodenhams its charm to all its customers. Monika’s business management and creativity makes them the perfect team, along with long serving staff members Melissa and Robin making the business what it is today.