Horner, Charles

Horner, Charles

Charles Horner (1837 - 1896)

Charles Horner Jewellery

Charles Horner, the original founder of the  jewellery business, achieved much in his 59 years. With his innovative designs  and undoubted marketing skills, he laid the foundations of a thriving business, which survived two world wars. It finally went into voluntary liquidation  in 1984, at a time when a large sector of British manufacturing industry disappeared.
After Charles’s death, two of his sons, Charles Henry Horner and James Dobson Horner, managed the business so well that they were able to build a state-of-the-art, modern factory at Mile Cross in Halifax. The manufacturing, retail and wholesale premises, which had hitherto been in Northgate, Halifax, was moved to the new factory in 1905 and the retail business was then discontinued.


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