Dot Shaw

Labour Councillor in the 70s

BACK ROW: Councillor R. S. Ives, Councillor S. Alterman, J .Rumble (Clerk of the Council), Councillor D. Allen (Chairman), Councillor H. A. Tibbles (Vice-Chairman), Councillor W. R. MacDonell, Councillor B. A. Beasley, Councillor W. H. Balch, Councillor F. P. Wood.MIDDLE ROW: R Raymond (Committee Clerk), R .C. Foyster (Deputy Engineer & Sur¬veyor), I. Campbell (Chief Committee Clerk), E. R. Hawkins (Chief Assistant Treasurers Dept.), L. Lock-Dingley (Deputy Clerk), Councillor J. W. Bowden, Councillor G. W. Black-well, A. P. J. Cook (Chief Public Health Inspector), Councillor T. M. Fletcher, P .H. Ritson (Deputy Public Health Inspector), J. Peters (Senior Administrative Assistant), F. Wall (Works Study Officer), Councillor H. W. King. FRONT ROW: Councillor G. A. Pickett, Councillor Mrs. D. E. Shaw, Councillor R. Howard, Councillor A. J. W. Hurd, H. Sharpies (Treasurer), Councillor M. F. Luker, R. H. Stevens, (Engineer & Surveyor). Councillor A. Ingold. F. Streatfield (Housing Manager)

Dot Shaw was a Labour Councillor for the Canvey Island Urban District Council during the 70s and was very vocal in her protests against the Oil Refineries and Gas depots on the island. The council merged with the mainland councils to make Castle Point Council in 1974 and she continued to serve on that council.

She was born in Southampton, Hampshire “Dorothy Edna Stephens” to Samuel Joseph Stephens and Harriet Anne Elizabeth Stephens nee Piddington in Jun 1914. One of 9 siblings, 8 survived. The family lived in Leyton, London.

She married James Arthur Stanley Shaw in 1938 and continued to live there after her marriage. When she actually arrived on Canvey we do not know at the moment.

She died in 1991 and the Assemblies of God Church in Sydervelt Road had a memorial bench placed in her memory in 1992.

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