A Life Well Lived - Mike Ling

We are sad to announce the passing of founder optometrist, Mike Ling, on Thursday 28th January 2021 at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital after contracting Covid-19.

He founded the practice in 1965, growing the business along with the family until his retirement in 2003. Well-respected in the optical community, he was also loved by his staff and patients. 

Among his passions, are the collection of old photographs of North Walsham and an impressive collection of ocular artefacts not to mention a large collection of miniature crested North Walsham china.


A keen local historian, he was former president and chairman of the North Walsham and District Community Archive Group. Mike was also a former chairman of the town's Chamber of Trade, chairman and president of North Walsham Round Table, and a past president of North Walsham Rotary Club. 


The video of Mike, originally filmed in 2006, is a fitting way to remember him. Grateful thanks to the North Walsham and District Community Archive Group.

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