OUR Traders of the week this week are Annette and Steve Crowe of Past and Present jewellers in Ledbury.

From being asked to make cufflinks from a horses tooth to dealing in delicious antique jewellery Annette and Steve have carved out a great little business for the town.

What is the name of your business?

Past and Present, The Homend

What do you sell?

We sell modern gold and silver jewellery including antique silver and jewellery

How did you get into the business?

I alway’s loved jewellery and history and combined the two to become an antique jewellery dealer my husband was trained in Birmingham jewellery quarter and still works in our workshop doing repairs,alterations and commissions.

What is your best selling item?

Our best selling items are pre loved gold rings, great value for money

What is the weirdest thing you have been asked for at Past and Present?

The weirdest thing we have ever been asked to do was to make cufflinks from a horse’s teeth.

What is Ledbury like as a town to operate in?

Ledbury is one of the few vibrant High Street left.

The people of Ledbury and loyal and supportive to local businesses which really showed after lockdown ended and the came out in droves.

We are so lucky to live and work in such a beautiful town with craftsmen like my husband in some of the businesses.

A proper high street with individual businesses not clone towns like so many in the country. That’s why visitors love to come here.