Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Samuel Henshall Celebration

On 24 August 2009, about forty members of the International Correspondence of Corkscrew Addicts and the Canadian Corkscrew Collectors Club, met at the Church of St, Mary and Holy Trinity, Bow, in the east end of London, to unveil a plaque to the memory of Samuel Henshall, who obtained the World's first corkscrew patent on 24 August 1795.The wording on the plaque is as follows:
Beneath this Chancel is the final resting place of Samuel Henshall who obtained the World's first corkscrew patent 24th August 1795 Obstando Promoves This tablet was placed here by the international Correspondence of Corkscrew Addicts 24th August 2009.
The Photograph shows Right Fred Kincaid, from the ICCA, Bert Giulian who gave a short talk on Henshall, the corkscrew and the man, Fletcher Wallis who unveiled the plaque and the Reverend Michael Peet, Rector of St. Mary and Holy Trinity who gave the introductory address and dedicated the plaque at the end of the ceremony.

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