Monday, June 17, 2024

Editorial January 2023

I would like to wish all our readers, advertisers, and friends in The Jewellery Quarter ‘A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year’. All the things I said I was going to do over Christmas – did not do any of them, maybe a new year’s resolution is to make sure I keep my promise and actually do the things next December I said I was going to do. There, a new year’s resolution I can break a long way into the future.

The Spring Fair is not far away and used to be such a huge event for the Jewellery Quarter, nowadays we hardly here anything about it. Now the weather has turned colder wonder if the tradition of snow in early February will return, it always seemed to snow at the start of the Fair and on the following Thursday when everyone was trying to break down the stands and bring the stuff back to their workshops/offices.

Finally, someone on social media mentioned that there were now about 10,000 people living in the Jewellery Quarter from the recent census. An estimated figure for the Jewellery quarter in its hey-day had 30,000 people working here, never seen a figure of the maximum number of people who lived here in the past.





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