The Next Generation
Edwin was elected to The States in 1948, as Deputy for St
Helier. From 1953-1966 he was President of the Public Works
Committee and, under him, work began on building the Victoria
Avenue dual carriageway.
As Edwin dedicated more and more time to public service, the
optical side of the business was phased out and it fell to his
eldest daughter Agnes to take more responsibility in the shop.
She was a meticulous and astute business woman with great
In 1954, Tony returned from his London training at The Central
School of Art to begin working in the shop. He held the
honour of being the first Jerseyman to become a Fellow of the
Gemmological Association of Great Britain.
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