The Eyes Have It

Eye makeup has been taking a larger proportion of prestige cosmetics sales during and after lockdown, according to retail analysts NPD. With lips now often hidden behind face masks or coverings, makeup sales in that area are taking a lesser share of the spending. “As consumers are required to wear a face mask or covering…

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What The World’s Been Waiting For

There’s a problem that’s been “mistyfying” some of the greatest minds on the planet in recent months. A global phenomenon, which has caused huge amounts of debate and discussion, from the White House to the Kremlin, from Beijing to Berlin, London to New York. Whether it’s in private homes or business premises, shops or restaurants,…

Cummings & Goings

As I type the copy for this latest edition of the Chronicle the furore around the PM’s Chief Advisor Dominic Cummings continues. His 60-mile round trip to Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, to test his eyesight (allegedly affected as a result of succumbing to COVID19) has left me scratching my head in bewilderment for several reasons.…

Happy New Year 2020

Welcome to the first issue of this newsletter for 2020! A Happy New Year to you all, I hope and trust that you all had a fabulous Xmas! The New Year is a great time to look ahead to what the next 12 months has in store. As the world spends 365 days making its…

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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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Chocolate, Cuckoo Clocks and Swiss Army Knives!

Welcome to this latest instalment of The Church Street Chronicle! The header this month is not an early Christmas list but a hint at where this latest edition is being written. I am enjoying a brief respite from an intensive three-day conference in Zurich! You might think that the life of an Optometrist is quite…

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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…