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  Gowan Jewellers – the history of 3 Bell Street premises. 

1841 - Thomas Pratt aged 60 was a Watchmaker living & working in the premises on what was then known as Cock Street .
By 1851  William Pratt, aged 49  with his son George Pratt aged 24 took over the premises.

William was a journeyman watchmaker and by 1861 the premises, then number 29 Cock Street, is listed as  Watchmaker's Shop.

Approx 1905 - Ashwell & Chambers Jewellers. 
This became 'Ashwells' and then 'Lincolns'.

February 1988  - Joanne opens

The Gowan Gallery.

1990’s  - art, contemporary crafts and jewellery

Joanne stands in front of the small workshop area within the shop.

The workshop moves into an adjoining premises at the back

Into the 21st Century - contemporary & classic quality

The interior is opened up, new showcases, wooden flooring and when the fireplace beam is exposed it reveals the date 1707

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2011  - a new look and a new name      

Gowan Jewellers

    A design consultation area is incorporated.

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2018  - the workbench moves into the retail space so clients can see Joanne at work. 

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2021  - Sally & Emma take over the premises

File and Forge Jewellery School 

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