4 Bridge Street Godalming. Merlins of Godalming have been trading since 1982. They carry a fine range of jewellery in stock, as well as providing Jewellery commissions. Making and repairing jewellery in their own workshop at the premises is integral to their business and they also cater for watch and clock repairs . The business is based on friendly service, so don't hesitate to call in and find out if they can help with your requirements.
4 Bridge Street ~ Godalming ~ GU7 1HY
Tel : 01483 426155 Email : email@example.com
Website : www.merlinsofgodalming.co.uk
Opening hours from 9:30 - 5:00 Monday to Saturday ~ please feel free to browse
Julie and Martin Harris first opened their jewellery business in 1982. In the early days Martin had his workbench in the shop and Julie used to draw the designs and help with customers. Over the years the business expanded and the work benches were moved to a new workshop upstairs to make more room for retailing. Although much enlarged, Merlins is still based on the practical side of the jewellery trade with repairs carried out on the premises. We carry a large selection including:
- New and Second Hand Jewellery
- Watches by Sekonda, Lorus and Limit
- Children'd Watches by Disney and Jacques Farel
- Seiko Alarm and Travel Alarm Clocks
- Tankards, Silverware and Gifts
- Watch Batteries and Straps
Our services include:
- Jewellery Commissions and Jewellery Repairs in our own workshop
- Pearl and Bead Stringing
- Watch and Clock Repairs
- Silverware Repairs and Re-Plating
- General Engraving, Seal and Hand Engraving of Shields and Trophies
- Glass Repairs Blue Liners
- Insurance and Probate Valuations
Merlin was Julie and Martin's flat coated retriever when they first opened the shop. Merlin's favourite place was curled up near the heater by the front door. He was such a friendly dog that many people came in just to see him rather than look at the jewellery! When they were thinking about a name for the shop somebody suggested calling it Merlins as he was always the first one to greet people at the door. The idea became a reality and although he sadly died in 1990 his name and silhouette live on!
Martin was apprenticed to Phillip Murray in London's Hatton Garden. He gained further experience by working for several workshops in Hatton Garden and the West End, finally joining Asprey's in Bond Street before branching out on his own. Along with his wife, Julie, they opened their jewellery shop now known as Merlin's of Godalming at 4 Bridge Street in 1982 and have been trading there ever since. Martin still work's in the jewellery workshop, which is an integral part of the business, making and repairing jewellery.
Graham began his career as a jeweller at Garrards the Crown Jewellers in Regent Street, later transferring to Carringtons, which was then part of the Mappin and Webb group. His first appointment as a manager was at the Jewellers and Silversmiths in Guildford, Surrey in 1976, and later managing Attenborough's in Fleet Street, London from 1983. He joined Merlins in 1995 and has been with the company since that date.
British Coins and Banknotes.
Coins have been a lifelong hobby of Tony's and he started dealing in them after taking early retirement. He has previously sold coins at The Stamp Shop (Guildford), Sandhurst, Farnham Antiques Centre and Haslemere Antique Market.
He deals in all British coins from 50BC to the present day, including Roman coins and specialises in English Hammered Coins
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