Celebrating 150 years of HL Brown heritage

H.L. Brown Chairman Michael Frampton, the Lady Mayoress of Sheffield Nicola Ashton, the Master Cutler Professor William Speirs, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Alan Law, H.L. Brown Managing Director James Frampton
H.L. Brown Chairman Michael Frampton, the Lady Mayoress of Sheffield Nicola Ashton, the Master Cutler Professor William Speirs, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Alan Law, H.L. Brown Managing Director James Frampton

JEWELLERS HL Brown hosted a Sesquicentennial Luncheon at the Cutlers’ Hall to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the family business in 1861.

Master Cutler Bill Speirs was presented with an Admiral Fitzroy barometer on behalf of the Cutlers’ Company by HL Brown chairman Michael Frampton and a second presentation was made to Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Alan Law, on behalf of the City of Sheffield, who received a limited edition silver water pitcher commissioned by HL Brown, designed by Shannon O’Neill and hallmarked in Sheffield.

Michael Frampton’s 15-year-old grand-daughter Vanessa Frampton - daughter of managing director James Frampton - sang to the guests after the lunch, accompanied by music teacher Nick Fletcher.

HL Brown, currently celebrating its 150th anniversary with the launch of a limited edition commemorative pendant, was founded in 1861 when Harris Leon Brown arrived in Sheffield from Poland. While the brand has gone on to expand gradually throughout Yorkshire and the East Midlands, HL Brown still prides itself on being a family business.