About Us

CORNISH JEWELLERS SINCE 1921

Also - Thorns of Bude - The Book

Available in The Shop Here

We regret that we can no longer continue making Napkin Hooks. We are making a few Napkin Clips but our original famous Napkin Hook has come to the end.

 

 
 

Spencer Thorn - Founder of Spencer Thorn Jewellers

Origins

Spencer Thorn worked as the shop manager, jeweller and watchmaker for Mr Goldsworthy, in his Strand shop in Bude, Cornwall. 

Spencer bought the shop and changed its name in 1921. At that time Bude was a popular holiday resort for relatively wealthy people and Spencer counted many amongst his most regular customers. The shop thrived and he was able to buy two more premises at the top of Belle Vue in Bude. One his mother ran as a gift shop. The second house he converted into a shop in 1937. This shop continues today in the hands of his family, the third and fourth generation of Thorns.

Photographic

History

Thorns of Bude - Cornish Photography - Photo Book - Bude

The Thorn family were pioneer photographers in Bude from the mid 1850's. We, family relatives, have many of the old glass negatives which we use today to reproduce their amazing images. They are made using modern techniques digitally, using Museum Archive quality inks and photographic paper.

 

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Spencer Thorn Jewellers - Bude, Cornwall - UK