At no 5 High Street is Mercers Jewellers founded in 1881 by Thomas Andrew Mercer. In the 1940s when American GIs were billeted in the town, they came to Mercers to buy costume jewellery, watches and engagement or gold wedding rings.
Today, the shop is owned by T. A. Mercer’s great grandson Jonathan Styles, who trained as a gemologist with Boodle and Dunthorne in Liverpool and travels the world buying diamond and gold jewellery. He has taken the business to another level with exclusive agencies for Tag Heuer and other top of the range watches.
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5 High Street,