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Test and Measure – Optical Curiosities

Venue: No Venue

An Exhibition in the Upper Gallery

10am-4pm  Monday-Saturday


Images and artefacts from the archives of Dipple & Conway Opticians.

In 1916 George Dipple and Thomas Conway opened their first practice in Norwich where the company has traded for more than 100 hundred years. The family-run company still trades from the original premises but now with branches in Diss and Swaffham.

During 2015 a large quantity of historical optical equipment, charts, and spectacles were unearthed in the basement and attic of the Norwich practice dating back to the inception of the company. Jo Conway cleaned and sorted through the rescued collection and proceeded to produce a series of photographs recording the artefacts. These intriguing photographs will be on display along with a selection of optical artefacts.