Royal pops down to Bromley as part of Jubilee tour.

Jewellery retailer EW Payne has played host to royalty, with a VIP visit from the Queen who joined 50 of its best customers for a lunch reception.

The Queen visited the Bromley jewellery store on May 15, as part of her preparations for next month’s Diamond Jubilee events. She met the managing director of the family-run company, Alastair Collier, who presented her with a carriage clock.


The gift was given to the Queen on behalf Bromley Businesses. The Halcyon Days carriage clock was adorned with the number 60 to represent the Diamond Jubilee, while Collier’s second cousin, seven-year-old Alice Dyer, was also on hand to present the gift.

Royal presentations have been a feature in the history of EW Payne, with Alastair Collier’s late father Jim Collier presenting Prince Charles with a limited edition goblet in 1977 to commemorate the opening of the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.