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James Herriot opens new veterinary surgery in historical Sussex mill

On Friday, June 7, the historical Warnham Mill opened as a new veterinary surgery run by Arthur Lodge Veterinary Group.

The new practice, part of the Arthur Lodge Veterinary Group, offers a comprehensive range of amenties, with state of the art equipment in a beautiful location. Furthermore, the new surgery also boasts an on-site pharmacy and a fully stocked pet shop.

The Mill, which is believed to have been built in 1588 and restored some years later, ceased practice as a working mill in 1932. Since then, the building has only been used intermittently until now. The new vet’s practice will ensure that the Mill once again plays an integral part in the lives of people in the region.

Three student ambassadors from Tanbridge House School also worked on the project with PMW Communications.

The waterwheel is turned twice a month and this took place on the day of the grand opening, to which local people and schoolchildren were invited. Local actor, Christopher Timothy, who played charismatic vet James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small, cut the ribbon.

Julian Peters, Owner of Arthur Lodge Veterinary Group, commented: “The launch was a great success and it was fantastic to have Christopher Timothy there on the day to do the honours. I would like to thank everyone who turned up on the day to support us as well as those who gave so much time and effort in the run-up to the opening.

 “I have been wanting to open a new practice for a while. We mix old-fashioned service with state-of-the art technology and this building seemed to fit perfectly into that ethos.”

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