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A Trip Down Memory Lane with Shaws

October 10th, 2019 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

We’ve produced a number of different products and seen a number of different looks over the 130 years since Shaws has been in business.  We thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and share some of the highlights with you…

The Beginning…

Founded back in 1889, by George Shaw, as a General Merchants and Chemists.  The business was built up quickly with his two sons, Walter and Vincent, through an array of jams, pickles, marrow fat peas and baking powder.

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Post War

Norman’s son Martin joined in 1953 and later joined forces with Terence Peace.  Their joint passion for pickle continued in the post war years…

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The ‘70’s

The range extended rapidly with pickle onions, beetroot, red cabbage and the infamous Piccalilli.

Shaws product range 1970

The ‘80’s

The ‘80’s saw Martin’s sons, Matthew and Daniel – the fifth Shaw generation.  The range undertook a face lift with a fresh new look and design for the packaging labels.

Shaws product range 1980


Current MD, Jan Docker, niece of Terence Peace, began honing the Shaws extensive range from 26 products to two targeted ranges – the Everyday Range of four classic lines and the five gourmet combinations of the Heritage Collection.

Here’s the current range you know and love today!

Take a Look at our 130th Birthday Party Celebrations!

September 12th, 2019 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

We had a reet good time celebrating our 130th Birthday last Friday with our staff, shareholders, suppliers, customers and tenants.  Pictured below is Annie, five-times-great-granddaughter of our founder George Shaw enjoying the 130th birthday party celebrations.

We gave away 130 jars of our famous Piccalilli to the first 130 people that came to our Storths Mill factory on Wakefield Road.

Here’s Annie chatting to her Grandfather Martin Shaw (a fourth generation Shaw)…

Lots of fun and games at our 130th birthday party. The Onion Pong was a real favourite!

Our 130th birthday party spread – not forgetting of course our selection of chutneys and relishes – perfect with the crudités and the pork pie croquembouche centrepiece!

A fabulous day was had by all!