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.
Leonard Dews opened in Blackpool
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.
LD moved to Market Street
Occupying the space that now houses our
Patek Philippe showroom.
David Hyman and brothers opened the first Hyman Shop in Fellmans Arcade, Blackpool.
Hymans moved to the corner of Church Street
The lease was £400 a year
David Hyman and brothers bought Leonard Dews
The Hyman Jewellers shop merged with Leonard Dews
Closing the store on the corner of Church Street.
Leonard Dews moved on to the corner plot
Leonard Dews became Patek Philippe authorised stockists
Michael Hyman purchased the whole block
Including the original Leonard Dews and Hyman stores, and Sam Lyons Jewellers that occupied 14-16 Church Street.
Leonard Dews extends the shop to include both the original Hydman and Leonard Dews stores
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.
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.