Windsor’s Harold Cox & Son to close after 61 years

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Family-run jeweller says town’s shopping hub has moved away.

Harold Cox and Son, a family-run jeweller located in a historical building in Windsor, is set to close its doors at the end of October after 61 years.

The store, which is located on the town’s Guildhall Island, sells traditional jewellery, clocks and silverware. Its current owner Tony Cox, son of its late founder Harold Cox, had said the store will close on Saturday October 27.

He has said that business has slowed at the store since the recession, while shoppers in Windsor have moved away from the Guildhall Island area, which has instead become home to a number of restaurants leaving Harold Cox and Son as one of the last traditional shops in the area.

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Cox told local paper the Maidenhead Advertiser that young people getting married are no longer after silverware as wedding gifts, while tourists in the town will admire the building but hesitate when it comes to setting foot inside.

Cox is also a silversmith and says that he intends to continue working with silver, and will present trophies at the annual Windsor Horse Show.
 

 

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