Buxton optician sets his sights on retirement after 40 years

Stuart Barker has set his sights on retirement after working as an optician for nearly 43 years.
 He opened his practice at 4 The Square on September 23, 1974.
Stuart Barker has set his sights on retirement after working as an optician for nearly 43 years. He opened his practice at 4 The Square on September 23, 1974.
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Stuart Barker has set his sights on retirement after working as a Buxton optician for nearly 43 years.

He started in 1974 and worked in the former Devonshire Hospital, Cavendish Hospital and at 4 The Square.

He said: “When I started out it was as a favour to a consultant and only supposed to be a nine-month maternity contract, but I stayed for over 40 years.”

Mr Barker retires on April 27, after which patients’ records will be transferred to M. A. Stokers, on Grove Parade.