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Douglas jewellers to close after 188 years in business

Wed, 01 Nov 2023

G H Corlett the jewellers has announced that it will be closing its Castle Street shop on December 23 after 188 years in business.

The jewellers was established in 1835 and has been passed through seven generations.

The Corlett family have made the decision to close its doors ‘due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the ongoing decline of the high street and rise on online shopping’.

Gary Corlett, Managing Director of G H Corlett, said: “We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our loyal customers and partners over the years, it’s thanks to your support that we were able to do what we loved doing for so many years. We’re sad to be another local business closing down, but we leave with a legacy we were truly proud of.”

Customer queries and orders will be attended to with the utmost care until this date, and the Corlett family will work diligently to ensure that any outstanding commitments are fulfilled.

Any customers who may have repairs, watch batteries or trophies at the shop are encouraged to collect them as soon as possible. 

Although the store as we know it will be shutting, Gary will continue to operate the trophy and engraving side of the business on a smaller scale, and will be continuing to offer this service from a different premises in Spring 2024.

A closing down sale, with 50% off all stock, excluding trophies, will begin November 6.


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