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New Website Launched!

Welcome to this latest edition of The Church Street Chronicle. The last edition has been a great source of conversation in recent weeks, and thank you to the many readers who have commented on the last edition, I’m pleased to know that so many of you are enjoying reading our monthly updates from C&R! And…

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Master Builders Award Winner!

Clarke & Roskrow Styling Opticians has just scooped a prestigious Federation of Master Builders Award for our renovation and refurbishment project here at 18 Church Street. Our builder and project manager James Barby of Rockingham Construction received the award for Best Commercial Project (Midlands Region) at a gala-dinner in Stratford-upon-Avon on 21st June. The Master…

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Do Something Amazing Today!

Back in November I went along to The Three Swans Hotel one wet and windy Monday afternoon. This wasn’t to have a late lunch or afternoon tea but to join many other local people doing something truly amazing that day – giving blood. I was genuinely surprised at just how many people were there, all…

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Optician Awards Finalist!

I was delighted to receive an email in early February informing me that we’ve been shortlisted for The Optician Awards Fashion Practice Of The Year 2019! This is a national awards programme covering the entire UK and Ireland as well. To be shortlisted for this prize is a tremendous achievement against extremely tough competition, so…

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Guide Dogs Fundraising

Many thanks to those of you who took part in our January “Healthy Eyes Month” last month, helping us to raise £1,000 for Guide Dogs through the proceeds from our Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan. Not only were you investing in your eye health by having the OCT scan but also you helped us achieve…

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Happy New Year 2019!

It seems a little odd to be typing those three words when it’s only the beginning of December! By the time you receive this first edition of The Church Street Chronicle for 2019, all the excitement of Christmas will be behind us, and a whole New Year lies ahead. I trust and hope that you…

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Parlez vous Francais?

I love France. Ever since my first holiday there (Eurocamp, Canet Plage, nr. Perpignan, 1985) I’ve had a soft spot for the country. Pre-children, Karen and I would often pop across for a weekend in Paris, taking leisurely walks through the parks, nipping in to cosy bar tabacs or cafes for a coffee, or wandering…

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