1847 - 1923
Hugh Shaw was born on the 15th October 1881 in the house next- door to The Halfway House Inn at Connah's Quay on the Dee to a sea faring family as his father was a coasting sea captain. Upon leaving school there was little choice at "The Quay" but to go to sea and Hugh crewed for his father aboard Alfred of Chester. By 1904 aged 23 he became captain of the schooner Elizabeth Hyam.
In January 1910 Hugh married Norah Aldridge of Arlingham and moved his shipping operations to Gloucestershire. The marriage combined Hugh’s enterprise with that of his Father in Law Lewis Aldridge
Hyam House, Flint
Born in Northrop Flint became a sea captain on the Mersey flat "Alfred". Graduated to the "Elizabeth Hyam" which he was so pleased with and made so much he has a house built in Flint and called it Hyam House
The men that worked
the Shaw Family Ships