Three generations of opticians
I WAS fascinated to read (Bygones, January 17) about Smiths Pharmacy and Opticians in Dartmouth during the war.
Dr JH Smith was my grandfather, who, as well as having the pharmacy, was Mayor of Dartmouth in the 1920s and 1930s.
His daughter married my father, FE Knapman, who was also a pharmacist and optician, who carried on his father-in-law's business and expanded the business to Torquay, where he worked for many years.
I qualified as an optician in 1960, and joined my father in Torquay in 1963, so there have been three generations in optics over the years.
I retire, after 52 years, in March.