Tony Matthews obituary

My dad, Tony Matthews, who has died of cancer aged 79, was a respected BBC producer, founder of the Windsor branch of the carers’ charity Crossroads Care and a talented writer and poet.

Tony was born in Guildford, Surrey, the eldest of three children of Richard, a policeman, and Marie (nee De Brûle), a civil servant. He attended Westborough county primary school from 1942, then Pewley school in Guildford where, thanks to the encouragement of one of the teachers, he successfully took the entrance exams for Oxford University. Following national service in Cyprus, he went to Keble College, Oxford, to study philosophy, politics and economics. There he met Ann Blackman, who was training as a midwife, and, after marrying, in 1964 they settled in Windsor, where they raised their family and were active in the local Labour party and Windsor Arts Centre.

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