80 High Street, Bedford then later moved to
107 High Street, Bedford.
Goldings continues to fascinate shoppers with its remarkable range of household goods. It is one of only two High Street shops that have remained open, and family-run throughout the twentieth century (and into the twenty-first!)
Did you know Goldings was the first commercial premises in Bedford to have gas central heating? Also, the shop originally had its own forge for making and mending metalwork.
This interview is with Linda Warner who worked at Goldings for many years and is married to the current manager.
|Goldings c. 1950's. Image provided by Linda Warner.|