Family jeweller closes doors after 70 years of business

A closed sign hangs on a shop door obstructed by rubble in Christchurch on September 5, 2010 following a powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake the previous day. A state of emergency was declared in New Zealand's second largest city as roads were blocked, electricity supplies were cut, several bridges were down and roads were littered with glass from broken windows.  AFP PHOTO / Barnaby CARTER (Photo credit should read BARNABY CARTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Family-run Revills Jewellers of Spalding will shut its doors at the end of July as managing director looks towards retirement. 

After 70 years of retailing, the family jeweller will trade no more, but told local newspaper Spalding Today, that the store will go with a “bang”.

The business was opened in Francis Street by Roy Revill, father of the present MD, Nick Revill. It then moved to Market Place in 1978.

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The current MD started full-time with the business in 1976, but now at 57 years old he feels its the right time to close as a lot of his staff are also approaching retirement age.

Revill told Spalding Today: “I would like to tour Europe, I have got lots of things in the pipeline that I would like to do. I have got a list of jobs as long as your arm to do at home.”

Revill Jewellers offers new and second-hand jewellery, diamond rings, watches and clocks. Over the years the MD says “thousands and thousands” of people have bought engagement and wedding rings from the company.

He comments: “I think we have probably ‘married’ three generations of the same families.”

As the business winds down it will offer its stock at clearance prices.

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