Tributes paid to Labour stalwart Dr Hugh DaviesBy Julie Spencer
November 07, 2012
Labour Party members in Sandhurst have paid tribute to a loyal supporter they described as ‘a thoughtful, generous gentleman’.
Dr Hugh Davies, whose funeral takes place next week, died aged 73, on Sunday, October 12, after a long illness.
Cllr Roy Bailey, Bracknell town councillor and vice-chairman (membership) of Bracknell Constituency Labour Party, said: “Hugh was a delightful, thoughtful, generous, kind and lovely man.
“A former scientist, Hugh’s particular expertise was in Roman roads, something that always excited him.
“At branch meetings in Crowthorne, Hugh’s contributions were always pertinent, balanced, interesting and constructive.
“A complete gentleman, he will be sadly missed by us all.”
Dr Davies, who lived in Sandhurst with his wife Gillian, spent much of his working life specialising in modern road design before his retirement in 1994.
After retiring from Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) in Crowthorne he gained a PhD in 2001 from the Archaeology and Classics Departments of Reading University.
He was the author of many books on Roman road building including Roads in Roman Britain and From Trackways to Motorways: 5000 Years of Highway History.
Dr Davies’ funeral service takes place on Friday, November 9, at St Michael and All Angels Church in Sandhurst at 11am.
Labour members, supporters and friends are welcome.