Dr Gordon Glasgow

I regret to have to inform you of the death of the former HM Coroner in Sefton, Knowsley and St Helens, Gordon Glasgow.

Gordon died on 23rd February 2016 at the age of 89. He retired from office in October 1998 and spent much of his time researching and writing learned articles about Coroners of yesteryear. He submitted many of these articles for consideration for a post-graduate degree by Cambridge University. In 2014, seventy years after going up to Cambridge as an undergraduate, he was awarded a PhD for his research. He was somewhat amused to find that the awarding department was the Department of History, not the Department of Law.

Gordon was a remarkable learned gentleman in every sense.

Some of you will be aware of his work in retirement including the fascinating read -

Pray Sir, How Many Paupers Have You Boiled?: Thomas Wakley, Workhouses and the Poor Law Circa 1934-1847 Paperback – 26 Oct 2012
by Gordon Glasgow (Author) Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: EAH Press (26 Oct. 2012)
ISBN-10: 0956038492
ISBN-13: 978-0956038494
Coroners and Steam Boiler Explosions: The Case of Richard Palmer in Early Victorian Preston Paperback – Nov 2009
by Gordon Glasgow (Author)
Paperback: 74 pages
Publisher: European Studies Research Institute (ESRI) (Nov. 2009)
ISBN-10: 1902496582
ISBN-13: 978-1902496580

André Rebello - Hon Secretary