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Jerome Phillips


Jerome Phillips of Phillips of Hitchin, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, established 1884.

A conversation between Jerome Phillips and project lead Mark Westgarth.

We interviewed Jerome Phillips of the well-known dealers ‘Phillips of Hitchin’, established in the 1884, in 2014. At that date the business had been trading from the same address at the Manor House in Hitchin for more than 120 years.

The firm of Phillips of Hitchin was begun by Jerome’s grandfather, F.W. Phillips in 1884, trading as 'Frederick W. Phillips'. In our interview, Jerome tells us about the history of the business and his experiences since he joined the firm in the early 1960s.  Jerome retired from the antiques trade in 2017.

Photograph, Antique Dealer project, University of Leeds, 2014.

You can listen to our interview with Jerome Phillips here: