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HAWS WATERING CAN MANUFACTURERS 120 Beakes Road, Smethwick B67 5AB. Monday 9th October at 11.00am. As a change from the usual garden trips, a small number of members thoroughly enjoyed a rather different type of visit to the Haws factory. Members were treated to a full tour of the factory with an enthusiastic guide and the owner providing detailed explanations of all of the production processes. Members were able to observe the workers involved in making what are most likely the last hand-made watering cans in the world. A special treat was the opportunity to buy “seconds” in the factory shop.
Established in 1886, Haws is the world’s oldest manufacturer of watering cans, and their products are as enduring as their reputation.
Each of their handcrafted products are unique, as no two cans are identical, yet everyone of them is made to the finest quality by expert craftsmen and women.