It is with great sadness that we report on the death of Howard Lamb, on Monday of this week at the young age of 46.
There are many who will not know him but Howard was a stalwart of the club’s junior and senior sides of the late 80’s and through the 90’s. He was English Schools Shot Putt Champion, but turned his hand to Discus and Hammer when the club required.
He was also an outstanding rugby player, and this became the focus of his adult sporting ambitions, which led him to various London club’s and an England U23 cap as a hard hitting flanker. He was to the club then, what Maro Itoje is today.
Howard was a man who lived life to the full and made sure that those in his company did so as well. He was the life and soul of a gathering who was always the centre of building team spirit and morale, even when things did not go so well.
Howard was one of those people that can be described as once met, never forgotten! Those that knew him will feel a little emptier for his passing.
We send our sincere condolences and best wishes to his wife and young daughter.
The photo above was taken from an article in the 1987 Old Gaytonians Club magazine.
That year Club President Tony Bush wrote of Howard as part of his “Reflections of a Great British League Campaign” –
“Howard Lamb performed consistently in League competition and won the G.R.E. Cup match at Cannock with a personal best of 13.03metres”