High Wycombe independent jeweller closes doors for last time

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)

A jewellers in High Wycombe closed last week after 23 years of trading following the announcement of the boss’s retirement.

A.D. Moth Jewellers, which operated in the town centre, was run by 79-year-old Tony Moth who joined the jewellery business at the age of 17.

Speaking to the Bucks Free Press, Moth said: “It is miserable. I don’t want to go but I suppose I have got to. I will miss coming in and out and getting to know people.

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“Having girls come in and get and engagement ring, then the wedding ring and then come in for christening things.”

The firm held a retirement sale as it looked to clear stock in the period running up to its closure.

The news follows another announcement by Spalding-based family jewellers Revills that it will shut its doors in July as the managing director retires.

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