Percy Shaw OBE (1890 – 1976)

The inventor of the Catseye road stud never married and was an eccentric Yorkshireman who kept four televisions running constantly so as not to miss anything. Shaw had two Rolls-Royces on the basis that he didn’t want to go without whilst one was being serviced and even built a replica of his local bar in his sitting room so he could invite his friends round for drinks each night. A J. D. Wetherspoon pub in Halifax is named in his honour.

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  1. Alan Whicker’s interview with him was wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. Thank you Hannah for the link. I urge you all to watch all three parts as it gives a truly insightful view into the life of a truly modest genius.

  2. Black Clocks! When I opened the link, It’s the Black clock man says I.
    Eeh bah gum lad, tha remembers some clog iron, as they say in Yorkshire.
    Odd isn’t it? I can remember Percy Shaw talking about Black Clocks forty five years ago, but I can’t remember last week sometimes. But why I should remember that, I have no idea.

    But it is to part two that you must go to hear the Black Clock story.
    http://youtu.be/KYUdomKvZfI

    What’s a Black Clock?
    http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/black-clock-beetle

    A tip of the hat, Hannah.

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