Today I had the privilege of sharing my research with the Cannington Shaw Preservation Trust in St Helens, held at the World of Glass.  I have carried out extensive research into the heritage of the families who made Cannington Shaw the important glass bottle works that it became.  Through their ancestry and lives, I was able to discover that John and Edwin Cannington and John Shaw made the perfect partnership when they joined together to form the company back in 1866.  All that remains of Cannington Shaw Bottle Works now is the No. 7 Bottle Shop, which housed a pioneering Siemens Regenerative Tank Furnace. It's now a race against time to save this historic listed building before it succumbs to the ravages of time.  Cannington Shaw Preservation Trust are endeavouring to secure funding to save the building for future generations.  My research continues into these, now mainly forgotten, important figures within the glass industry.  So.....watch this space.

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