88 Years For Richardsons

Leonie Richardson and Waiuku Town Manager, Sharlene Druyven, at the recent Richardons Jewellers birthday celebrations.

Leonie Richardson and Waiuku Town Manager, Sharlene Druyven, at the recent Richardons Jewellers birthday celebrations.

For any business to reach a milestone birthday is a great achievement, but to reach nearly 100 years in business is something to celebrate.
Richardson’s Jewellers recently celebrated their 88th birthday, with long standing clients and friends attending an evening function at their premises on Queen Street, Waiuku.
Richardsons Jewellers originally began on Bowen Street, where Retro Fit is today, and was created by Herbert Richardson, or Herbie as he was fondly known.
His business originally started with selling gramaphones, records and watch making.
Herbie was one who kept up with the ever changing world, and moved into electrical goods when electricity was introduced into the area.
This saw Herbie manage a fleet of seven electrical service vehicles that looked after the Franklin and North Waikato areas.
The business further progressed into jewelry and good quality European homewares, and is now currently located on Queen Street. It is now run by Leonie and her brother, Mark, who are the third generation of Richardsons.
Leonie believes that the reason the business has survived for so long is due to the Waiuku community being such loyal supporters of their business, and would like to thank everyone for their long standing commitment to Richardson’s Jewellers.

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