Our Heritage

Dating back to 1877, family-owned Leonard Dews’ heritage runs deep and we keep our values close to home. 
Discover the story of our heritage below. 

 

 
1877

Leonard Dews opened in Blackpool

1894

Blackpool Tower Opens

On May 14th 1894 The Blackpool Tower opened to the world to much fanfare. Dubbed the 'Wonderland of the World', it was the brainchild of Sir John Bickerstaffe, a former Mayor of Blackpool who was inspired by visiting The Eiffel Tower and passionate about the Lancashire resort.

1910

LD moved to Market Street

Occupying the space that now houses our
Patek Philippe showroom.

1924

David Hyman and brothers opened the first Hyman Shop in Fellmans Arcade, Blackpool.

1925

Hymans moved to the corner of Church Street

The lease was £400 a year

1959

David Hyman and brothers bought Leonard Dews

1984

The Hyman Jewellers shop merged with Leonard Dews

Closing the store on the corner of Church Street.

1999

Leonard Dews moved on to the corner plot

2004

Leonard Dews became Patek Philippe authorised stockists

2008

Michael Hyman purchased the whole block

Including the original Leonard Dews and Hyman stores, and Sam Lyons Jewellers that occupied 14-16 Church Street.

2012

Leonard Dews extends the shop to include both the original Hydman and Leonard Dews stores

2017

Leonard Dews has a complete shop re-fit

Including one of the largest Patek Philippe shop in shop areas in the country. The re-fit also includes an impressive OMEGA shop in shop area and branded window displays.

2021

Leonard Dews plans to extend

into the original Sam Lyons Jewellery store to open the first dedicated bridal and fine jewellery boutique in the North of England.into the original Sam Lyons Jewellery store to open the first dedicated bridal and fine jewellery boutique in the North of England.

STL QTZ BLK 41
Tag Heuer Formula 1 41mm Quartz Watch
£1,050.00
PATEK ST NAUT BLU/BLK40.5
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A014
£35,160.00
PATEK RG COMP W-T 36mm
Patek Philippe Complication 7130R013
£40,540.00
STL BLK-BLUE 40mm
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A010
£25,960.00
STL BLACK 40mm
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167/1A001
£19,130.00
PATEK STL NAUTILUS BLUE40
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A001
£34,610.00
STL QTZ BLK 41
Tag Heuer Formula 1 41mm Quartz Watch
£1,050.00
PATEK ST NAUT BLU/BLK40.5
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A014
£35,160.00
PATEK RG COMP W-T 36mm
Patek Philippe Complication 7130R013
£40,540.00
STL BLK-BLUE 40mm
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A010
£25,960.00
STL BLACK 40mm
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167/1A001
£19,130.00
PATEK STL NAUTILUS BLUE40
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A001
£34,610.00
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