A historic Chester jeweller has announced its intention to close after more than a century in the business.

Waltons of Chester began operating in 1909, 112 years ago, and in that time has expanded from its picturesque flagship on the city’s Rows.

Now presiding over a closing-down sale, managing director Richard Hogben has been at the business since 1986, as reported by CheshireLive.

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He commented: “The announcement of closure marks the end of a long and successful era, and we would like to thank all our customers, old and new, and of course the vibrant Chester business community which has always been so incredibly supportive.

“On behalf of the Waltons team, I can say that it’s been an absolute privilege and a pleasure to be part of the lives of so many wonderful patrons over the years.

“We look forward to saying our last goodbyes when customers come along to choose one final piece during our sensational closing down sale.”

The jeweller stated on its website that the closure is due to the end of its lease in Chester, and that its Wrexham store will remain unaffected.