A family-owned jewellers in Lincoln is celebrating 60 years of trading in the city this month.
Eric A. Bird and his wife Giovanna briefly owned two shops in south-west London before moving to Lincoln to open Eric A Bird Jewellers in 1959. The business moved to its current location at Number 1, St Mary’s Street in April 1977, which is on the fringe of Lincolnshire Co-op’s £70 million Cornhill Quarter redevelopment.
Eric and Giovanna employed Steve Thompson to learn the trade under Eric’s guidance after 14 years of continued growth in the city.
Steve and his wife Maria took on the running of the shop after Eric’s retirement in 1994.
The jewellers will be offering 40% off diamonds in-store from November 23-30 to celebrate its diamond anniversary and as a thank you to people for their support over the last six decades.
Steve Thompson, owner of Eric A. Bird, said: “After 60 years of trading in the city, we wanted to give something back to our loyal customers who have given us their continued support over many years.
“We are pleased to announce we will be offering our customers 40% off diamonds in store which will, of course, be accompanied with the same personalised service we have offered to the city of Lincoln since we first opened.”
Eric A. Bird jewellers is open Tuesday to Saturday 9am-5pm and is closed on Sunday and Monday.
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