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A E Lee, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Helston, 1922

NumberHESFM:2010.11121
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1922
KeywordsTrades and Professions Jeweller and Watchmaker Helston Church Street People
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

A mounted photograph showing a young Arthur Evely Lee outside his first jewellery shop at 9 Church Street, Helston, in 1922, at the age of 21. Arthur was born at Illogan in 1901 and first came to Helston in 1913. He commenced his apprenticeship as a jeweller and watchmaker with George Beringer at the age of 14. In 1922 he set up his own business at 9 Church Street and moved his premises to 28 Meneage Street in 1928. He continued in business in Meneage Street until his retirement in 1959. Arthur Evely Lee was first elected to the Town Council in 1957, became Mayor in 1962 to 1964 and was the last Member to be elected Alderman in 1972. He was made Freeman in 1985 and died in 1993.