Obituaries Index

The following obituaries appear in this section of the website. Click on the name to read more.

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Mike Harding

Tributes to Mike Harding, former Honorary Secretary of the Old Salopian Eton Fives Club from 1979 to 1998, have been pouring in since his untimely death at the age of 68.

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A.J.N. (Nick) Dawson (1933-2016)

Gerald Barber writes:

Nick, with his twin brother Tim, was born on the 1st September 1933.

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Terry Shaw 1939-2016

Dale Vargas writes:

Terry Shaw, for many years a stalwart of the Old Harrovians Eton Fives Club, has died aged 77.

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Tim (right) winning the Over 60s tournament with Anthony Wagg in 2014

Tim Best 1944-2016

Tim Best, who died on 18th July, 2016, won the Public School Fives Championships for Eton with Jonathan Walshe in 1962.

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Roger Radford OBE (1944-2016)

Roger Radford, who died in January after a two year battle with prostate cancer, will be remembered as Hon Secretary of the Old Citizens Fives Club when he took over from Gordon Stringer in 1968 until 1975, having served as Assistant Secretary initially. He was always very enthusiastic, extremely efficient and was a pleasure to work with. He played a part in coaching the school teams when the courts were at the old building. He also made several trips to Zuoz and he was made a Jester in 1968. Being a player of immense courtesy, he was noted for his hands on hips pained expression when unfairly edged off the ball.

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James Leonard: An Obituary

Jan 2016: James Leonard was a remarkably gifted man, both intellectually and athletically. He was undoubtedly one of the best Eton Fives players never to have won the Kinnaird Cup, if only because of his limited availability due to other commitments.

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Jimmy Biggs - A Tribute

July 2015: It is with a deep sense of shock and sadness that we record the death of four-times Kinnaird Cup winner, Jimmy Biggs, in a tragic car accident.

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The Old Westminsters, with Andrew in the middle of the front row

Andrew Aitken (February 1954 – April 2015)

An Eton Fives record – in two parts

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July 2014: Peter Hamilton and John Ingram

Gordon Stringer describes the lives of two Fives players with Harrovian connections, both of whom have sadly died this year.

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