Cornwall LivingIssue #92

When in Wadebridge

Home to a number of incredible artists, galleries and independent businesses, the ancient market town of Wadebridge is well worth a visit.

Sanders Opticians

Sanders Opticians is a family owned, independent practice located in the centre of Wadebridge. For the last 25 years, Sanders has been providing sight tests, contact lenses and glasses to its customers. Run by Jan Sanders, the team has been selected for their excellent customer service skills so you can be sure of a personal service from the moment you step through the door to the moment you leave. The practice strives to stay up to date with the latest technologies, offering the most up-to-date contact lenses and a frame comparison service to make choosing the perfect frames even easier. They also offer bespoke lenses made to your individual requirements.

From the eye examination to choosing your frames, the Sanders experience is efficient and helpful throughout. The comprehensive eye examinations check your vision and the health of your eyes and you will then be dispensed by a fully qualified Dispensing Optician who can help you with frame selection and advise you on the best lenses to suit you and your lifestyle. Open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm and Saturdays until 4pm, if you’re looking for a bespoke service with experts in their field then make sure to get in touch with the team.

Sanders Opticians

01208 812854


Vincent Basham – Seascape Art

Vincent Basham is a seascape artist originally from Maldon in Essex. He studied at Thurstable School in Tiptree where he developed a growing love for painting and became totally self-taught through trial and error. What merely began as a hobby in his teenage years has now become a new, full time chapter in his life

Vincent lived in Cornwall in his early twenties and moved back in 2016 with his partner Jane and their dog Stella. Many of Vincent’s paintings are scenes from around the local area, with much of his work inspired by the simple things in life, such as walks along the beach, the colour of the Cornish sky or simply watching the crashing waves. He has the unique ability to take these images and transfer them to canvas from memory with a little photographic help.

The medium Vincent mainly uses is oil, enabling him to produce incredible paintings in fine detail and extraordinarily high quality.

He has been exhibiting some of his work at the Padstow Institute in Cornwall on numerous occasions this summer and last, and many of the visitors have come back to purchase further pieces.

Vincent will happily take on commissioned pieces of work, so why not pop into the gallery and have a chat next time you visit Wadebridge?

Vincent Basham

07836 244983