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Swaffham business celebrates 35th anniversary

This is a significant year for a Swaffham business which is celebrating its 35th anniversary and is also relocating in the town.

DA Seaman Optometrists, which has been based at Plowright Place is relocating to the Market Place. The business will be closed for three days from June 6-8 and reopens on Saturday, June 9.

DA Seaman at Swaffham (2185538)
DA Seaman at Swaffham (2185538)

The following Saturday, June 16, the business's very first patient, Mrs Pam Coe, written in the records as "patient 001" will be performing the official opening at the new premises. At one time Mrs Coe worked as a receptionist for the business's founder Mr David Seaman, who has now retired.

Said director Andrea Coulson: "Over the 35 years we have been in the town, local people have supported us. We pride ourselves on providing personal service and take our time with clients so that they get exactly the right spectacles that they need.

"Our motto in the office is 'honest advice, reliable care' which is something me and my staff follow every day.

"Being in the Market Place will mean that we are more central and the premises have a new purpose-built design plus the latest optical equipment has been installed."

On June 16 there will be a prize draw with proceeds going to the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind as well as collection boxes for the charity. Three prizes will be on offer, all of which include free sight examinations, retinal imaging, scans and glasses. The value of the first prize pair of glasses will be £500, second £300 and third £100.

Discounts will also be offered to patients booking an eye examination on the day.

Said Andrea: "The NNAB is a local charity and it works closely with people who have poor sight, which is why we wanted to show our continued support for it by donating funds from our launch day."

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