Saturday, August 5, 2017

Obituary: Alex Shaw (1967)

Obituary from the June 1967 issue of the Socialist Standard

The death occurred late last year of Alex Shaw, veteran member of Glasgow Branch. Alex joined the party over 40 years ago and was an active member for most of that time.

Alex was particularly active during the “Red” Clydeside era. and so much was he associated with the Party here in those days, that wags dubbed us the “Shawcialist Party. Indeed Alex Shaw was still speaking publicly up to the last, and Glasgow members heard him in excellent form only two days before his death.

The stories concerning Alex are legion and although well worth the telling there is not the space here. Suffice to say he was the most humorous speaker this writer ever heard.

We, in Glasgow, will always remember his contribution to Socialism and extend to his widow and family our deep sympathy.

1 comment:

imposs1904 said...

"The stories concerning Alex are legion and although well worth the telling there is not the space here. "

For fucksake, SPGB, you really should have made the space to recount some of the stories. Decades of membership results in a four paragraph obituary? Pitiful. I despair of you sometimes. Did I write "sometimes"? I meant all the bastard time.

In happier news, Celtic just gubbed the Jambos 4-1. Should have been 10-1.