History of Our Grainger Market Shop

VJW Jewellery

Shop B, Grainger Market Arcade

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 5QE

Jewellery

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We found out loads about our new shop.  We created the feed on Twitter (@bgraingermarket) to keep you up-to-date with how we we’re getting on, and we now use this Twitter feed to post snippets on the Grainger Market’s and our shop’s history.  And this page is dedicated to the little pieces of information we’ve gathered about our new shop and it’s history.  We’ve also a display which we put out in our shop from time to time.

And this is what our new shop looked like before we started!

It took us quite a bit of work to get it ready, but after seven weeks of hard work this is the new home of VJW Jewellery!  We’ve got a little bit more about the history of B, Grainger Market Arcade in our shop if you’d like to know a little more.

In 1904 though it started life as ‘De Casa Grande Fancy Goods’, becoming T Owen Fancy Goods in 1912, and ‘Jewel Box’ in 1949.  Opposite our shop was Brunskill Musical Instruments in Shop J.

Old signs

On Saturday 28 April a gentleman came to say hello to us.  He was called Bobbie Hastings and he worked for Messr William Langley of Byker.  One fine day in June he and Mr Langley came into the market, and painted on these signs!  June 1949, that is.  How amazing a story is that?

A blast from the past

We found a collection of old badges like these in a long forgotten box at the top of a dusty old shelf in our new shop.  We’ve tried to work out when they were from.  The best guess from the Council’s staff is from 1985—the Grainger Market’s 150th birthday!

Colours, colours, colours

We’ve got two main colours:  Oxford Blue for the outside and Crushed Almond for the inside.  But there’s also other colours as well—here’s a few details from our new shop!

Thank you everyone for all your best wishes—it means a lot to me and Karl.  We’d love to welcome you all to our new shop!  Best wishes, Victoria & Karl

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