A jewellery store in Helensburgh, Scotland, is set to close its doors later this month after more than 50 years in business.
Webster Jewellers – located on West Clyde Street for the last 52 years – will shut on Saturday 12 November after its owner, Iain Johnston, decided it is time to retire.
Speaking to the Helensburgh Advertiser, Johnston said: “I want to thank all the customers for their continued support over the years. I have very much enjoyed my time in Helensburgh.
“I wish everyone the best of luck for the future and again extend thanks to the staff and customers for their help and support in my time here.”
The shop has been a jewellery store since 1901 and was taken over by E.Webster in 1960. Johnston began working at the sore in 1965, before taking over full control in 1976 after the death of both Mr and Mrs Webster.
Councillor Vivien Dance told the local paper: “It is with mixed feelings that many of us will watch the closure of Websters next week. [It is] so sad to see the last of one of our prestigious, independent retailers, [and] very much a family business, and yet [I’m] pleased that Iain will now get to enjoy a well deserved retirement.”