Thursday, 6 February 2014

Edgworth: Place Names and Shaws of Darwen Sinks

Once again, we look at one of the area’s villages that gives its name to one of our Original Collection Heavy Duty Fireclay Sinks.

Edgworth is a small village near Darwen within the Blackburn borough of Lancashire and is an Anglo-Saxon word meaning ‘Village in the Hills’.

Edgworth’s most famous son was Sir Thomas Barlow who went on to become physician not only to Queen Victoria but also King Edward VII & King George 5th. The Barlow Memorial Institute was the family's gift to the people of Edgworth and continues to see increased usage.

Edgworth is renowned for walkers and is a very picturesque with two large reservoirs to explore; Wayoh and Entwistle.

The village has many fine pubs/restaurants pubs, restaurants and bed & Breakfast accommodation. In the summer months you could even take time to watch one of the area’s finest cricket teams, Edgworth Cricket Club from the Lancashire League adjacent to the Barlow Institute.

To find out more about what’s happening in Edgworth and its history, click on the link below.

These local places of interest are integral to our heritage and vital for our workforce. So if you’re after a genuinely world class English handmade sink for your kitchen, look no further than Shaws of Darwen, manufacturers of the World’s finest kitchen sinks.

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