A Short History of LJP


Long Jetty Pharmacy was born out of the amalgamation of two established pharmacies in Long Jetty.

1962 – pharmacist Hilton Scott opened Scotts Pharmacy in two shops on the corner of Thompson St, at 308 The Entrance Rd – directly opposite our current locale.

1967 – Pharmacist John Maine bought a property on the other side of the road at 395 The Entrance Rd and moved his pharmacy to this premises.

1975 – John approached Hilton with the idea of forming a partnership in one pharmacy – on 26th June 1976, all the papers signed, Long Jetty Pharmacy was born.

1978 – the shop was expanded and re-fitted to allow for a newlarger and modern dispensary.

1979 – saw John Maine wishing to reduce his partnership share and pharmacist John Ralph coming on board as a third partner.

1980 – partners purchased Berkeley Vale Pharmacy on Lakedge Ave., Berkeley Vale, and in 1983 came the addition of Bateau Bay Pharmacy at 560 the Entrance Rd., Bateau Bay.

1984 – John Maine left the partnership and his share was purchased by pharmacist Keith Anderson.

1985 – saw the addition of a photographic mini-lab in Wyong Plaza being purchased by the partnership with a second mini-lab in The Entrance opening in 1987.

1990 – it was realised that the medical and mobility aids portion of Long Jetty Pharmacy would be more successful if allowed to expand in a seperate premises – the shop next door, 397 The Entrance Rd, was purchased and Central Coast Invalid and Mobility Aids – now known as Mobility Centre was born.

1991 – Keith Anderson left the partnership and his place was taken by current owner pharmacist Dennis Fardy. The partnership further expanded its photographic involvement by opening a camera Store and lab in the Fountain Plaza at Erina.

1995 – saw the separation of the pharmacy and photographic business, John Ralph taking over the photographic portion.

1996 – Current owner pharmacist Angus Farncomb joined the partnership as Hilton Scott reduced his partnership share and began managing the Mobility Centre.

1998 – John Ralph sold his remaining share in the pharmacy partnership to Dennis and Angus.

2002 – saw Hilton also sell his remaining share but continue on as manager of Mobility Centre on a part time basis.

2004 – Hilton Scott retires.

2005 – Dennis and Angus sold Berkeley Vale Pharmacy, while even further concentrating and expanding the Pharmacy Services to Aged Care Facilities role of the business at Long Jetty.

2015 – Dennis and Angus amicably split the partnership, with Dennis retaining Long Jetty Pharmacy, and Angus taking the helm of Bateau Bay Pharmacy


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