A JEWELLERY shop believed to be Britain’s oldest is set to close after almost 230 年.
Martin Wilkinson Jewellers has been run by one family for more than 90 年.
But current owner Andrew Campin, 80, 说: “My three children all have their own careers.
“My eldest daughter is a partner in a doctor’s practice, my middle son is an armed police response officer, and my youngest daughter has a teaching job.
“None wish to carry on in the jewellery industry and that is understandable.
“I also have eight grandchildren and retiring will allow me to spend more time with them.”
The store first opened its doors in Mansfield, Notts, as Coral in 1794.
It was bought in the late 1800s by Martin Wilkinson, who changed the name to match his established shop in Newark.
Andrew’s dad Edgar took over in the early 1930s.
Parsons Jewellers, 在 布里斯托尔, 在打开 1710 but shut in 2014.
Lowe & Sons Jewellers in Chester closed in 2018 后 248 经营多年.