Thursday, June 21, 2007

Councillor Nehemiah Lawson Shakespeare - Hayes

Nehemiah Lawson Shakespeare

A former magistrate and Labour chairman of the Hayes & Harlington Urban District Council has died in Hillingdon Hospital after a long illness.

Mr Nehemiah Lawson Shakespeare — who often used his second name, Lawson — died last week. He was 86.

MrLawson Shakespeare was a member of the former Haves and Harlington Urban district Council for 19 years. he was Chairman from 1954-1955


Mr Shakespeare became a Justice of the Peace in 1955 and for many years served as an Uxbridge magistrate.

He was also involved in several other committees and organisations.

In 1946 he founded the Hayes and Harlington Community Association.

Mr Shakespeare spent 21 years on the Southern Electricity Board consultation committee and 16 years as a member of the Southall Technical College governing committee.

He was also a former chairman of the St Bernard Hospital (Mental hospital) management committee.

Mr Shakespeare, of Little Road, Hayes, retired for Thorn EMI in 1965 after working for 36 years as a design draftsman (member of the DATA union). He is survived by his wife, Ethel, and two sons, Raymond and Kenneth.

His funeral was at Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip, on Wednesday

Gazette 28 February 1985