My Grandfather ran the business whilst my Father went to war, returning in 1945 when the business, through his stewardship, grew and expanded into 38 and 40 Church Street. In the early 1970,s my eldest brother took over the shoe business and my Father supported me by agreeing to rent No. 40 Church Street to me. This is where I opened Banks Lyon Jewellers in 1985, with Omega watches as our lead brand. The same is true today.