In 1983 Andrew Jelley succeeded Douglas Newton at 34 High Street Bromyard, the following year he took over from Dick McCoy in Tenbury Wells.
Mr Newton had established the Bromyard practice only a few years before but Dick McCoy had been practising as an optician since the start of the NHS, his original NHS spectacles are on display in the practice and a picture can be seen in this website gallery. Interestingly Mr McCoy was one of a small number of practitioners who held a dual qualification as a Chemist and Ophthalmic Optician.
The Bromyard practice expanded in 1996 into the adjacent property at No 36 and underwent a further extensive refurbishment in 2009.
The Tenbury practice moved from Dick McCoy's rooms above the pharmacy to No 51 Teme street, moving again in 1993 to No 14 Teme Street before its final move in 2010 to its present site at No 18 Teme Street.
The premises at No18 are of local historic significance as it was once the home of Henry Hill Hickman a pioneer of anaesthetics.