In 1954, George Pragnell and his young family arrived at number 5 Wood Street with dreams of building a business and a home. To this day, our headquarters stand in the very same building in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon; the Pragnell history and family values are embedded within these walls. The town of Stratford and its most famous son, William Shakespeare, are indelibly tied to this building which was built by a friend and drinking companion of the great Bard, Abraham Sturley in 1594. From the beginning the Pragnell family has been deeply involved in the local community including collaborations with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the RSC, the Shakespeare Institute and the launch of the Pragnell Shakespeare Birthday Award, The award recognises outstanding achievement in extending the appreciation and enjoyment of the works of William Shakespeare and the general advancement of Shakespearian knowledge and understanding.
Over the years, the original Pragnell home in Wood Street has expanded to incorporate four Tudor cottages, number 5 & 6. 2019 is set to become a landmark year in the Pragnell story as we undergo an exciting expansion into number 7. Along with a revamp for our existing showroom, these plans will double our showroom space enabling us to showcase a wide selection of our fine jewellery and timepieces. As our heritage remains integral to our future vision, the interior aesthetic will remain sympathetic to the original Tudor style and building structure. We look forward to presenting to you the development which will be completed in 2019.