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    Closing down after 170 odd years at those premises - knew they'd been there for as long as I could remember as a kid. The famous round clock that juts out from the building with its red and blue neon sign is a memory from when I used to play around the steble fountain. Rosemary, the manageress, who is 73 started work there aged 14.


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    Hi Ged

    Many thanks for this information. I thought for a few moments that Brown's might have been the name of a jewellers I dealt with in London Road a few times years ago but they aren't. The firm I am thinking of is Pryor's of London Road, on the south side, at 110 London Road, up by the equestrian statue of George III. They are an old established company as well and appear to be still there from what I can glean from the web. The establishment you have mentioned must be closer to Lime Street judging by their address of 12 London Road.

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    Browns is on the south side but down closer to the bottom of London Road near the 'Legs of Man' pub (now part of the Empire theatre). I bought my dad a Rotary watch from them. I have inherited the watch. I also bought a Sewells watch from them and would take it in to them for cleaning and any needed adjustments whenever I was home. I still have the Sewells and it keeps time as good as any modern quartz timepiece. Alas, Sewells, which was located on Cornhill, no longer make watches, however, they were the last remaining watchmaker in Britain. They were the makers of chronometres for the Royal Navy and fell on hard times when the RN switched to satelite navigation and didn't renew the contract with Sewells.
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    Pryors changed owners a couple of years ago, sadly ending the Pryors family buisness after many years and heirs. Its a completely different shop now although the new owners like to use Pryors good name and reputation.Before It was like going into Aladdins cave with so many beautiful things,all decently priced.That magic has gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Pryors changed owners a couple of years ago, sadly ending the Pryors family buisness after many years and heirs. Its a completely different shop now although the new owners like to use Pryors good name and reputation.Before It was like going into Aladdins cave with so many beautiful things,all decently priced.That magic has gone.
    Thanks for that information about Pryors jewellers, jimbo. When I was a teenager I bought a number of Roman coins there as well as a shilling of Edward VI and some old foreign coins as well.

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    Good stuff. There's a feature on it in tonight's Echo.
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