19th February 2007

It is with much sadness that I have to report that William Shaw and Co. Ltd, makers of Shawstix, the best sticks I've used to date, closed its factory doors for the final time on 31st January. Having traded since 1866, it must be a massive blow to the family.

I'd like to express my thanks to David and Mark Hammond and wish them, their families, and the staff at Wm Shaws; All the very best.