My parents went into business in 1937 forming Squires timber Ltd. In West Wickham, my mother keeping the business going during the war years. Later my elder brothers joined the firm. My playground as a boy was a timber yard. My mother had all ways wanted a shop in Biggin Hill, In 1970 without the family knowing she purchased a former bikers Cafe The Nightingale.

March 1970 Squires of Biggin Hill Ltd. Opened its doors for the first time. I was 15 years old with a little knowledge of the trade and a lot to learn.

Paul Squires