Son of popular Padiham window cleaner takes over his dad's round to keep family legacy going strong after 40 years

The son of a popular window cleaner, who died three months ago, has taken over his dad's round to keep a 40 year old family tradtion going strong.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 10:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 10:40 am
Bradley Shaw with his dad, Steven Shaw, who died in November. Bradley is taking over his dad's business to keep a 40 year family legacy going.

Bradley Shaw will be the third generation to take over the round in Padiham after his dad, Steven Shaw, died in November last year.

A well known and loved character in Padiham, Steven (55) was affectionately known as 'Shawy' and instantly recognisable with his mullet style haircut.

The business has been in the family for four decades as Steven took over from his father, Jessie Shaw.

Bradley, who is 24, said: "This is a family legacy as the business was started by my grandad so it felt right for it to carry on."

Bradley, who gave up his job working at Senator Group in Altham, to take on the round, is already well known to many customers as his dad would often take him and his brother Darryl (28) along with him when they were youngsters.

He has received the support of his family, including his mum, Diana Fletcher, in his new venture and his girlfriend Stevie-Leigh Gough has even offered to give him a helping hand with the business.

Bradley, who lives in Padiham, added: "It is going really well so far and the customers have been great, plus it feels good to be my own boss."