Crosspool optometrist celebrates one year anniversary

Alex Gage Optometrist: now open in Crosspool
Alex Gage Optometrist: celebrating one year in Crosspool

Our local optometrist is celebrating the first anniversary of his move to Crosspool with a celebration on Tuesday 4 September.

Alex Gage relocated his family optometrist practice from Broomhill to Sandygate Road last September and is providing tea and cakes to say thank you to his new and existing clients.

Alex Gage, optometrist
Alex Gage, optometrist

Alex said: “Since we moved here, we’ve welcomed over 400 new patients and helped almost 1,000 people with their vision needs. It’s been a fantastic year and I have Cathy, Jo and Sarah to thank for our success.”

Alex and his wife, fellow optometrist Sarah Gage, started practicing at Sandygate Road in September 2011 following a refurbishment.

Alex explained: “The move to Crosspool was prompted by a desire for more space so that we could increase the number of frames that we stock and gives us the capacity to offer sports vision testing and behavioural optometry services.”

Sarah is also delighted with the move and said: “Crosspool is a thriving, family focused community and we want to celebrate our first year and say thank you to the clients who have chosen us.”

Sheffield victorious at historic anniversary match

Hallam FC v Sheffield FC 150th anniversary match programme
Hallam FC v Sheffield FC 150th anniversary match programme

A large Sandygate crowd watched Sheffield FC beat Hallam FC 2-1 at the historic 150th anniversary match this afternoon.

The Plough pub was busy beforehand and the bank holiday atmosphere continued in the Crosspool sunshine as the game got underway at the oldest football ground in the world.

The match was goalless at half time, before the Countrymen took the lead midway through the second half. Sheffield FC then equalised and scored a late goal to win 2-1.

Photos from the day are below as a slide show and gallery.

Today’s game follows Hallam’s 2-1 defeat to Arnold Town on Tuesday night. This result means that the Countrymen finish second from bottom in the Northern Counties East League premier division, in one of the two relegation places.

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