There has been an optical practice in North Pembrokeshire for many years. Our senior patients might remember Tom Marchangello, a jazz fan who was in practice at 2 Castle Hill, West Street. There was a piano in the basement and sometimes it could be heard in reception.
Ian Hunter succeeded Tom in 1976. Michael took over from Ian in 1984 when Ian left Pembrokeshire to take up a post in London as the Chief Executive of the Association of Optometrists, a political, protective and lobbying union based in London and covering the UK.
Patient numbers grew and in 1992 we relocated to 27 West Street, formerly The Mans Shop. Shortly after our move, dispensing optician Stephen Whitehead joined us from Peterborough. In March 2000, optometrist Robin Baker joined us from the West Midlands. Summer 2006 saw optometrist Ruth Nic an Éanaigh become part of the team and in autumn 2006 dispensing optician Anthea Goddard joined us.
In December 2008 we temporarily relocated to Main Street, Fishguard whilst major refurbishment took place. Over Easter 2009 we reopened our smart new practice back in West Street.
Then in August 2011 Moya De’Ath, dispensing optician, joined the team. Stephen Whitehead has now retired and Robin Baker has moved on.
Rhian Mileham, Optometrist came to join us in September 2015.