MAR 01] HARRY SHAW NEWS
Plea To Hunt Historic Milk Bottle
founder of a Coventry travel firm is appealing for help in tracing a
piece of his company's past.
Shaw is desperate to find a milk bottle from an early business venture
which laid the foundations for his coach and travel company, Harry
Shaw City Cruiser.
everybody in the city recognises the company name and the famous
orange coaches, but the fact that Harry Shaw's business enterprise
began as a milk delivery round to in the 1950s seemed to have
disappeared into the realms of history.
ROBERT AND HARRY
SHAW WITH AN EXAMPLE OF THE MILK BOTTLE THEY ARE TRYING TO FIND
when Robert Shaw, son of Harry and director of Harry Shaw City
Cruiser, was given one of the original milk bottles for his 40th
birthday last year - it turned the clock back to the early days of the
now Robert is determined to make his father's wish come true by laying
his hands on another bottle - so much so that he will give a free
weekend break for two to the first person who delivers one to a Harry
Shaw City Cruiser outlet.
must still be some about, especially in the Binley area where most
of the old GEC workers used to live.
since I was given the bottle for my birthday it has sparked off
nostalgic discussions about how the business started and how it put
us where we are today.
stopped the milk deliveries in the 1960s when he set up the travel
company, but it was those early years that laid the foundations for
Harry Shaw City Cruiser.
would be absolutely delighted if he could get one for posterity and
we will give a free weekend away to whoever gets it to us
Robert is also keen to get hold of photographs of the early days of
the travel firm.
been taken over by a bit of a history bug and would love to see some
snaps of the first coaches.
anyone has some photos I would be very grateful if they would send
them to us for us to make a copy and then immediately return.
will make a donation to Snowball for every picture that is brought
to us that dates back before 1975."