Brita Wolff shuts up shop after more than 60 years
VETERAN FLORIST Brita Wolff is shutting up shop today after six decades. Mrs Wolff, 72, who runs Galton Flowers on Golders Green — the shop founded by her mother Hilde Galton in 1948 — has decided to call time on the site and will relocate to their branch in Brent Cross Shopping Centre. She tells People: “It is very sad but you can’t go on forever.
“Golders Green isn’t what it used to be. It has become a very interesting street but is not right for us anymore. I am really happy that we had those years but I think it’s been long enough.” Hilde Galton started the flower empire, believed to be the longest-running flower shop in Golders Green, after the family moved to London before the war in 1939. She previously ran a flower shop in Berlin, which was smashed on Kristallnacht.