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Businessman Harry Shaw dies, aged 87

Coventry businessman Harry Shaw has died at the age of 87.

He was the founder of the coach business, named after him.

The Harry Shaw coach company has provided travel for holidays and day trips for thousands of people over 50 years.

Mr Shaw died on Friday 9 November, with his family around him.

He has had a long life in business in Coventry and has many achievements.

The one thing he always wanted to do was to help people.

It's very sad for us personally and as a business.

– Robert Shaw, Harry Shaw's son

Mr Shaw bought his first coach in 1964 and his firm has remained a household name in Coventry.

His funeral will take place at St Bartholomew's Church, in Binley, on Wednesday, November 21, from 1pm.

His family have requested no flowers, with any donations to be made to Asthma UK via A. Pargetter & Son Ltd, Funeral Directors, City Mews, Lamb Street, Coventry, CV1 4AE.