Tony Shaw (W 1951-1956) 1938-2020

Charles Anthony “Tony” Shaw (W 1951-1956) 1938-2020

The OS Club has received the sad news that Tony Shaw (W 51-56) passed away peacefully in his home on 6th April 2020 at the age of 82, after a long illness. His wife, Carmen, expressed that Tony always had very fond memories of his time at Sedbergh where he built up the foundations to become a man who never gave up in the face of adversity, which led him to develop a very successful career of 30 years with BP.

Shaw played for Winder House rugby team from 1954; the team was described as “an exceptionally good pack”. He also played for the Winder fives team in 1954-6 and Winder cricket team in 1955.

Shaw played for the school 3rd XI in 1954, 2nd XI in 1955 and 1st XI in 1956. He became a House Prefect in 1955 and a School Prefect in January 1956. In 1956, Shaw was also the secretary of the Forum Society.

Shaw ran the Wilson Run in 1955 and 1956, with a best time of 1.28.6.

In 1959, Shaw received the Half Blue honour for lacrosse.