David Lamb bought the Kingsgate Dental practice, on Church Street, Durham City, from retiring owner Peter Gourlay in a partly “blind” sale.

The Sacriston-born dentist registered an interest online in Durham practices for sale and received brief details of Kingsgate, but did not recognise the practice until after signing a non-disclosure agreement.

“As soon as I got the picture through I thought: ‘I recognise that front door’ and called Peter immediately,” Dr Lamb said.

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