Reg Taylor

From an Old Camdenian

"I knew Reg Taylor fairly well and always saw him as a tireless team player that gave his all.

He came across as a very nice guy with his most notable soccer feature being the pair of glasses that stayed in place despite not backing out of heading opportunities.I always enjoyed his company both on and off the pitch.

Just one of those many Old Camdenians who held themselves upright and helped mould my own behaviour at that impressionable age."

For the whole of his cricket playing career with the club, Dennis kept wicket and was a consistent number 11 batsman. He was married for 67 year to Betty who died in 2013. Before he moved to Chelmsford, Dennis would bring his family of two daughters, Christine and Valerie to Bow Lane, Finchley. Betty was one of a band of ladies who volunteered to prepare tea for the players.
Dennis kept wicket at a time when the club’s two fast bowlers, Paul Yates and Charles Simpson were at their peak. First change bowler was likely to be thundering George Robb or windmill Mick Larner. The likely spinners were Bert Weedall, Stuart Hamer and Richard Brown.

Dennis devoted much of his time to the Old Camdenians Club in general and to the cricket club. But he was also a prominent member of the Old Camdenians Dramatic Society, often playing the dashing male lead. Sometimes the middle lines of his longer speeches were extemporised, though the final sentence was on cue.

Dennis was a gentleman, sociable, articulate, considerate and good company, especially on tour.

His funeral will take place at Chelmsford crematorium on Friday, 19th January at 1.pm

We send our condolences to his family.
RB 8.1.18