Windsor is one of my favourite places in England. It offers so much variety in things to see and do and the entire town is extremely walkable. I try to visit Windsor every time I'm over, as I did with Sue Ellen Welfonder a few months back. Of course, you can't miss the Crooked House, a mainstay of the Windsor High Street for centuries. It was built in 1592 and originally known as Market Cross House, standing cheek by jowl with the Guildhall. It didn't start to tilt until 1718, when renovations were carried out using green, unseasoned wood. I've personally seen it transform from one type of business to another several times, the latest tranistion being from gift shop to tea rooms. This time I visited, it was again being transformed, but the only clue we had to it's future use was some gilt writing on the facade stating "Jersey Pearl."
Soon after I returned home, someone mentioned the Crooked House in a Facebook post and a discussion was started regarding the House and it's future purpose. Recently, I received an email from Windsor regarding exactly what the "Jersey Pearl" is and I share that news with you here.
Windsor’s famous Crooked House is now the home of Jersey Pearl – and it’s a great place to visit.
Located in the heart of historic Windsor, Crooked House is one of the town’s most photographed buildings, instantly recognisable for its jaunty lean. But now, there’s a whole lot more to do and see inside – in fact, this amazing boutique is tipped as one of Windsor’s most enjoyable experiences.
There’s a huge range of exquisite pearl jewellery to suit all tastes and budgets. From classic necklaces to fun, contemporary and colourful ways to wear pearls, there’s plenty to explore and new looks to try.
For fans of royal history there are plenty of surprises. Fancy trying on a replica of Queen Elizabeth I’s necklace of 600 pearls? Or see what Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite pearl strands look like on? Come along and take a photo wearing them and then delight your friends with your new, royal look!
And while you’re at it, you can enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping; in fact, if you bring this newsletter to our boutique, you’ll receive £10 off your first purchase.
For more information, contact Debbie and the team in Windsor store.
Tel: 01753 868969