It is our sad duty to report the death of former Shaker Tommy Daniel, aged 93
Tommy Daniel joined the Shakers in time for the 1947/48 season at the age of 24. He made his debut for the Club on 13 December 1947 in a 1-1 draw with Leeds United at Gigg Lane. ‘Young Tommy Daniel’ as he was known to the Shakers faithful, scored the first of 63 goals a month later in the Club’s 3-1 win at Doncaster’s Belle Vue.
Tommy joined the Club from Castlemere Old Boys and went on to spend the next ten years at Gigg Lane. In total, Tommy made 291 appearances for the Club, scoring 63 goals. He retired from the game in 1957 and moved his family to the West Country leaving his football career behind him.
Tommy visited Gigg Lane again in 2003, the first time he had been back to Gigg Lane since his final game for the Club in December 1956 against West Ham United.
Tommy became ill a few years ago with Dementia and spent the last two years in a care home being cared for by his family and support staff.
Tommy died on Sunday 24 April, ten days after his 93rd birthday.
Our deepest condolences are passed to Tommy’s wife and family.
Rest in peace ‘Young’ Tommy Daniel - Once a Shaker – Always a Shaker