A very select club whose family businesses have been going since long before the Industrial Revolution has just celebrated its continued existence.
There are a number of candidates for the most exclusive club in Britain. The Victoria and George Cross Association, every member a hero, can stake its claim. So, too, the Leander Rowing Club, which counts more Olympians in its ranks than any other sports group
But none has a longer waiting list, nor a greater shared history, than the Tercentenarian Club...
To enter the club you need to run a business that has survived for more than 300 years and is still owned by the same family that started it.