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Fisher Family Jewellery Shop

The shop was founded in 1919 by Leon Fisher, the great grandfather of the present boss Marcus, in the premises now occupied by Specsavers. Later the Fishers moved next door to where they are now.




Personal service is key to the long lasting success of the Fisher family’s jewellery shop in Wells. They tell the story of a customer who left her clock for repair saying “I will be back next week to collect it.” In fact she returned 30 years later after moving to Australia, marrying, divorcing and returning to Fisher’s to collect the clock, which of course was waiting for her.



The shop was founded in 1919 by Leon Fisher, the great grandfather of the present boss Marcus, in the High Street premises now occupied by Specsavers. Later the Fishers moved next door to where they are now.



To mark almost a century of service the Fishers were presented with the latest in a series of commemorative plaques given by Wells Civic Society as part of their campaign to support the long-standing family businesses that give the city its unique character as a shopping centre.



“One reason we are still here is the clock and jewellery repair side of the business,” said Marcus. “Many of the big chains don’t offer our this service. Here you meet the person who will actually do the repair.”



His father Paul is officially retired but still does the clock repairs and recalls how five generations of the family used to wind the Wells Cathedral clock three times a day from the early 1920s to 2012. Now it is electric.



Map of Wells
The pink star shows the location of the family jewellers. (Not marked on the Plaque Trail Map)

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