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Corrie's Katherine Kelly is star attraction at Mays Ashton Launch


Corrie favourite Katherine Kelly (perhaps better known at the Soap's Becky McDonald) was the star attraction at the launch of the stylish new Mays jewellers and pawnbrokers store in Ashton-under-Lyne's Ladysmith savvy shoppers flocked to Tameside from miles around to catch a glimpse of their Weatherfield favourite and also to check out the fabulous new and vintage jewellery at the Mercian Mall outlet.

Ashton Store

Established in 1825, Mays - the largest independent pawnbroker and jeweller in the region - chose Ashton under Lyne's bustling centre as the site for its first new town centre launch for over 30 years and local shoppers and autograph hunters looked on as Katherine cut the golden ribbon to declare the jewellers and pawnbrokers officially open for business.
Commenting on the Mays Ashton store, Katherine said: " The new Mays store is a real treasure trove of gorgeous vintage pieces - just right to set off any outfit for a special occasion. I particularly love the fact that it is family firm, everyone is super friendly and helpful. It's a wonderful place to mooch around for a special Christmas present or birthday gift."
Mays' gorgeous golden duo - two magnificent, head-turning models dressed from top to toe in gold coloured costumes and metallic gold body paint - were also a major attraction for Ashton's launch day shoppers and certainly provided a memorable reminder that the Mays cash for gold service is also available at the Ashton town centre shop!
Nick Withington, Commercial Director of Mays, said: "The launch day event was a huge success and many of Katherine's fans came to see their Corrie favourite and to find out a little more about what makes Mays special. We're offering Ashton town centre shoppers a wide range of services - from a relaxing shopping experience to bagging a jewellery bargain, or finding something special for a Christmas, birthday or anniversary gift. The Mays' cash for gold service is also available and with privacy guaranteed by the discreet pawnbroking booths, plus a private consultation room, we hope to welcome a whole new generation of Greater Manchester customers to our showcase Tameside store.”
Established almost 200 years ago, Mays has enjoyed a resurgence of interest in its portfolio of new and pre-owned jewellery with the growing interest in vintage pieces. So, shoppers who have never before discovered the 'hidden gems' available in a jewellers and pawnbrokers - available at a fraction of the price of pieces in a mainstream jewellers - have been making for Mays in Manchester's Royal Exchange to bag a piece that reflects their own unique style. Now Tameside's shoppers can discover this for themselves, a little closer to home.
The stylish new Ashton shop offers Mays' full portfolio of services, including pawnbroking; cash for gold; new and pre-owned jewellery retail, jewellery repairs and there's also a watch valuations service by appointment.  


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