Hello, this is little extra information to go with a post loaded in this section by "Dognose". That reference is:viewtopic.php?f=38&t=40531&p=114122&hilit=bullen#p114122
My information includes a synopsis of the "history" on the Bullens jewellers website.
W.R Bullen was "William Redgrave Bullen" who had established businesses in tailoring and footwear before taking over an existing jewellery firm and moving it into the footwear "shop" at 47 - 49 London Street. This was 1887.
This is a reference I found on line at https://colonelunthanksnorwich.com/2018/03/15/clocks/
"Norwich does possess the ‘Forget me not‘ clock on the tower of St Michael-at-Plea. The previous ‘useless’ mechanism was replaced in 1889 by William Redgrave Bullen who, according to the Norwich Mercury, had the dial plate repainted ‘a deep chocolate’. The date of 1827 suggests that an earlier dial was retained."
In 1898 "Bullens" moved their premises to the street corner, 29 London Street, the address indicated by "Dognose" and on the below spoon box silk (associated with 1925 hallmarked spoons). Note this silk states "watchmakers" in the business mix.
W.R.Bullen was incorporated as a ‘Limited Company’, on 28th May 1936 with the Bullen family holding the business until 2008 when it was sold to another local jewellery family. Four generations of Bullens had run the business but it continues to trade with the existing name.
On line, another Norwich "Bullen" concern turns up. This is "B.Bullen" at a "Royal Arcade"address and not far from London Street (Google Maps). That name is mostly on clocks but also on barometers. An alternative outlet? Coincidental name?