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R J Balson and Janet Street Porter

A Taste of Britain

Janet Street-Porter joined TV chef Brian Turner in our shop filming for the BBC’s “A Taste of Britain”, which was shown in the summer/autumn schedule. The pair were interested to sample the two oldest homemade products still sold, being our … Read More

500 years behind the block

500 Years Behind the Block Book

I take the reader on a journey from 1515 to the present day, discovering the history of the R J Balson & Son family in the butchery trade in Bridport, Dorset. My personal memories of living and working in West … Read More

500 Years in Business Celebrated in Bridport Town Hall

On the 12th September 2015 we were 500 years old. We are proud to say we are England’s oldest family business, trading since 1515. We have raised £4,800 for Cancer Research UK Thank you to all our customers and supplies … Read More

Bridport Tercentenarian Club

The Tercentenarian Club Comes to Bridport

When we received our letter of invitation to join the exclusive T club, we naturally accepted and went to our first meeting at Fortnum and Mason, London in the newly refurbished Queen’s Jubilee Tea Room in May 2012. It was … Read More

Service to Sausage Award

Service to Sausage Award – R J Balson & Son
. AHDB presented the award to Richard Balson at the House of Lords, Hard work and dedication to the job and excellent service to our customers.