Posted - May 07, 2011
Tony died in March aged 62 from cancer after several years of illness. He was born in Battersea but left London with his family at the age of 10, first for Swindon and then Kidlington. He went to school at Gosford Hill and then for 20 years worked for Brown’s removals in Cranham Street (the building that was most recently a laboratory). When the business was sold to Leightons, Tony went to Robinsons removals in Abingdon but soon switched to a job in Wolfson College, first as a general cleaner and later a cellarman. His sister introduced him to his wife Janet who lived in Nelson Street and is a member of a six-generation Jericho family. Married in 1967, they lived first in Canal Street, then in 1972 moved to Albert Street. Tony loved any kind of music, crosswords, and woodwork, and was close to his 16 grandchildren – of whom 12 live in the Oxford area.