The oldest surviving jewellery store in the town of Harrogate has announced plans to close permanently after 190 years of trading.

It is closing due to the retirement of owner, Anthony Tindall, with gold and diamond jewellery reportedly reduced by 50%.

Tindall told local paper the Telegraph and Argus that the occasion is bittersweet for him.

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He was quoted by the paper as saying: “I have mixed feelings about retiring.

“The decision to close the store has been incredibly tough. It’s undoubtedly the end of an era for Harrogate and for our family.

“I have loved my time in the business and am going to miss the customers, many who have been coming into the store for many years to purchase special and sentimental pieces.”

“A lot of people will miss it. A lot of people contact us who were Bradford customers. People do come for a nice day out in Harrogate from Bradford to see us.

“The Bradford shop had an excellent reputation and we have tried to maintain that.”

This marks the closure of the last Yorkshire branch of the company which designed the FA Cup trophy in 1911.

The jeweller posted to its Instagram page to advertise the closing-down sale:

 

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