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A E Lee Jeweller, 28 Meneage Street, Helston, about 1928

NumberHESFM:2014.12208
PlaceMeneage Street, Helston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1928. about
KeywordsHelston Meneage Street Trades and Professions Jeweller and Watchmaker People
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

Arthur Evely Lee outside his Jewellers' shop at 28 Meneage Street, Helston, about 1928. 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. The clock seen above the shop was made by George Beringer and was originally above Beringer's premises at 18 Meneage Street. Arthur purchased the clock for his own shop following George Beringer's death and converted it to motive power. The clock is now in daily use in Helston Museum following it's conversion to electricity by Helston Town Council in 2000.