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Armstrong & North in Thornbury update.

Norville Thornbury scaled

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