LOCAL poet Rob Kelly has dedicated his latest poem to the hard-working staff of Dorridge Surgery.
Rob has been a resident in the community all his life and wrote the poem as a way of saying thank-you to desk staff.
“I wrote it as a token of appreciation to the staff there,” Rob said. “They were surprised when I told them about it, but over the moon with the poem.”
The surgery has been in its current location since 1968, before then it was on the corner of Station Road in a building with stables at the back, land that is now taken up by Dorridge precient.
Rob thinks the history of the surgery is an interesting one, and remembers the previous location. “As far as I know it is one of the oldest established surgeries in the area. People sometimes think Dorridge is a bit of a pokey area, but it’s not at all, it’s got a bit of history to it.”
Dorridge has only really existed as a community since the railway arrived in 1852, and even the station was first called ‘Knowle’.
The Muntz family take a lot of the credit for getting a station in the area, and for allowing building on their land which centred around the railway station.
The Dorridge Surgery practise became fully independent in 1924.