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Francis Opticians joins the Armstrong & North family.

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Francis Opticians

6th April 2021

Armstrong & North Opticians and Hearing Care have acquired Francis Opticians located in Wrexham, Malpas and Chirk. We are also happy to announce that Stephen Pennington Opticians in Buckley will also be joining the family.

These practices are an excellent fit with the independent family opticians that Armstrong & North are known for and it also gives us a strong presence in North Wales and Cheshire. We hope to be adding additional services to these practices such as hearing care. Over the coming weeks, we will be updating some of the systems in the practices and rebranding as Armstrong & North Opticians and Hearing Care. We are also very happy to announce that the staff remain with us.

Chirk 01691 777647  |  Buckley 01244 549709  |  Malpas 01948 861259  |  Wrexham 01978 262460

Our two practices in Thornbury are merging.

New Thornbury

St Mary Shopping Centre

7th December 2021

Armstrong & North Opticians and Hearing Care in Thornbury have now moved from High Street and merged with our practice in St Mary Shopping Centre.

The practice is more conveniently located near the car parks and has better mobility access. The telephone number will remain the same and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Telephone 01454 419662 or 01454 418366

Paul White Opticians in Bridgwater joins the Armstrong & North family.

Bridgwater scaled

13th November 2020

Armstrong & North Opticians and Hearing Care have acquired Paul White Opticians in Bridgwater.

We are delighted to add the Bridgwater practice to the family and we will continue to provide eye care to the local community. We will also be adding hearing care services to the practice over the coming weeks.

Telephone 01278 521225

Robert Murrell Optometrist joins the Armstrong & North family.

Current Location

2nd October 2020

Armstrong & North Opticians and Hearing Care have acquired Robert Murrell Optometrist in Swanley. The practice will continue to trade as Robert Murrell.

Robert Murrell Optometrists has been established since 1994, providing a tailored, personal service to all our customers in and around Swanley.

In the next few months, we will be moving to a new location on the corner of the square which is only 50 yards away. This will give us more space and a larger range of frames. We are also very happy to announce that the team at Robert Murrell will remain with the business.

Robert Murrell Optometrist website – 0132 266 3231

Armstrong & North in Thornbury update.

New Thornbury

22nd July 2020

Armstrong & North Opticians and Hearing Care have reopened the practice on the site of the original Norville Opticians in St Mary Shopping Centre, Thornbury.

This now gives us two locations in Thornbury.

In the next few weeks, the signage and practice displays will be changed to the Armstrong & North branding. The familiar faces of the Norville team will remain and the team will work between the two locations in Thornbury to help provide the best service to our patients. 

Thornbury High St – 01454 419662 | Thornbury St Mary (formally Norville Opticians) – 01454 418366

Armstrong & North acquire 3 Norville practices.


1st July 2020

Armstrong & North Opticians and Hearing Care would like to announce the merger of the Norville Opticians in Dursley, Thornbury and Wotton-under-Edge from the Hakim Group

These three practices will be incorporated in to the existing Armstrong & North practices. The Dursley and Wotton-under-Edge practices will close immediately and transfer all the patient records and staff to the Armstrong & North practices. The Thornbury practice will reopen in its current location in St. Mary’s Shopping Centre on the 10th August. If you are a patient in Thornbury and require any assistance before Monday 10th August, please contact the team in Armstrong & North located on the High Street. For the moment, all Norville patients who have an appointment will be contacted to advise them of the change and confirm arrangements for their appointment.

The telephones in the Norville practices will not be answered until the transfer of the numbers has been completed. Unfortunately, the timing of the purchase made it difficult to transfer the numbers ahead of time. We hope the transfer of the numbers will be completed sometime during the first week of August.

The great news is that we have retained all of the Norville team including those that are furloughed. We are very happy that they have joined the Armstrong & North family. It also means that the Norville patients will have a familiar face when they come for an appointment. There is a great deal of experience in both teams and combined together, we are sure we can offer the best patient care possible.

“Now that the employment of the Norville staff has been secured, we are now concentrating our efforts to give all our patients the best eye care and hearing care we can.”

If you would like more information on this subject, please contact your nearest practice and our team will be more that happy to help.

Dursley – 01453 545816 | Thornbury – 01454 419662 | Wotton-under-Edge – 01453 842851

Armstrong & North buy Brian Langley Opticians in Newport.

Brian Langley Opticians

22nd June 2020

Armstrong & North Opticians and Hearing Care complete the purchase of Brian Langley Opticians. Mr Langley made the discussion to retire and not reopen after the COVID-19 restrictions in Wales had started to lift.

Both parties are delighted that patients will continue to have local eye care available and Alex Langley has also agreed to stay on and join the Armstrong & North family. This is great news and former patients of Brian’s will have a familiar face when they come in for an appointment at the Armstrong & North practice which is only a short distance up the road from the Brain Langley practice.

Newport – 01633 266111