The Grocer’s Scales by Trevor Plumbly

The Story of the Scales It’s funny really how things that you’ve lived with for years suddenly take on a freshness when you try to set down their history for grandchildren. The scales in the photograph below have been part of my life since about the age of five; they were in daily use by our local grocery store until 1970. Ballard’s Grocery was at the bottom of Frant Road in Tunbridge Wells, and at that time groceries were specialised shops selling food items such as cheeses, ham, tinned goods, spices and… Read More