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COOPER & BARR OPTICIANS

Our History

First opening its doors in 1925, Cooper & Barr is a family-run business spanning over three generations and serving over 25,000 patients throughout the North East and North Yorkshire. 

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William and Evelyn Cooper opened their first practice over 90 years ago on Grange Road in Middlesbrough town centre. The practice then moved to Borough Road where its iconic marble frontage with bright neon sign was quite the sight in the 1930s, which you can see in the image.


The business then became Cooper & Flower in the 1970s before changing to Cooper & Barr in 2012. 


Now, Cooper & Barr have three practices in the North East & North Yorkshire including Stokesley, Sedgefield and Thirsk. 

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