2019 is a very special year for Kirk & Kirk.
It is a century since Sidney and Percy Kirk converted a dilapidated sewing machine into a lens cutter and set up Kirk Brothers, the first family foray into the world of optics.
Over the next few months we will share stories and historical anecdotes from the archives, adventures that stretch around the globe, starting in the UK but including South America, North America, Australia and Central Europe.
Today, Sidney Kirk's grandson, Jason, and wife Karen Kirk, run Kirk & Kirk, following the same guiding principles that inspired Sidney and Percy in the 1920's and 30's.
So let's kick off this special celebration with a photo of Jason, about 2 years old, and grandpa Sidney, checking out the foxgloves in their garden in North London c1968.