The business was established in 1956 when my Grandfather, Alf Turner, opened his butcher’s shop at 205 North Lane, Aldershot the same premises that the business operates from more than 50 years later.
Alf served in the Royal Army Service Corp for nearly 20 years and when de-mobbed after WW2 he worked for the Ministry of Food and won the British Empire Medal when helping to put down an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the early 1950’s.
After Alf’s death in 1973 the business passed to my father and his brothers and ultimately to my brother Kevin and myself. Although a great deal has changed since the shop was first opened the way that we make our sausages is fundamentally the same process that my Grandfather used. When I decided to launch my sausages nationally I obviously had to find a partner factory to make the range but I was very careful to make sure that they my partners were able to duplicate the process that I was taught and to match the quality that has won the business so many awards.