When I was a young lad in the late 1950's this store was owned by Mr & Mrs Furz (not sure of the spelling). I remember my Mum asking me to go to buy Ham which was sliced on the counter on a large machine with a large round blade. You requested the thickness of the slice by a number. The shop is now a house and considerable remodeling of the front section has been made. It stands between the once butchers shop H.R. Skinner's on its left and Mr Bolts newsagent on its right, almost opposite The Queens Head Pub on the Tonbridge road.
Mick Marchant kindly writes as follows:-
"I do remember the shop especially early seventies as the guy and his sister ran it the guy who showed me cranking thumb .
I can remember this being Burgess's and the sister and brother who ran the shop ( I think she ran it, he was just there ) but he would be in the Queens head at six he was ex RAF and was a pilot who flew in the far east and during the start of the mission there was radio silence so the pilots would hold a hand up and crank a there thumbs meaning happy hunting".