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Britain's oldest family business opened when Henry VIII ruled

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/04/2011

Staff writer

RJ Balson and Sons, a butchers based in Bridport, Dorset, boasts an astonishing history that is almost 500 years old.

Experts have traced the businesses roots back through 25 generations to when founder John Balson opened a stall in the town's market on South Street in 1535.

Since then dozens of family members have worked as butchers in the market town, passing their skills down the generations.

And 476 years later, the shop remains a thriving business and has been named Britain's oldest family run retailer.

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"Britain's oldest family business opened when Henry VIII ruled", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 24/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/britain-s-oldest-family-business-opened-when-henry-viii-ruled