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Jacky Dickinson
Saturday, August 18, 2007 12:30
John's accident
Can I use the forum to give a hospital update to all the incredibly kind people that ask about John? He is out of intensive care now (after 6 weeks) and having very intensive Physio. LGI won't be drawn on how long he'll be in there, but we hope to have him home for ChristmasThanks for all the good wishes.
Andrew Monkhouse
Saturday, August 18, 2007 20:50
Jacky, I don't know John or the circumstances regarding his accident, but it sounds like he has been through one heck of an ordeal and still has a way to go. He'll be in good hands at the LGI and if anyone can get him home for Christmas I'm sure they can. I wish him a speedy recovery and send my best wishes from Australia.
Jacky Dickinson
Saturday, August 18, 2007 21:19
Thanks Andrew. Its people like you that keep me sane and positive.
Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:09
Hello Jacky - yes of course it's all right to use the forum to pass on your news. What a traumatic time you are all going through and it looks like being a long road to recovery. I'm sure all visitors will echo Andrew's sentiments and wish the very best to you and all the family. Stay strong.
jacky Dickinson
Thursday, November 15, 2007 14:43
Andrew you sent this lovely message to me after John's accident. Coincidence - you might not know John but he is also a nephew of Edward Dickinson - Edward's brother Tom was John's dad.
By the way John is home and wheelchair bound but getting stronger.
Andrew Monkhouse
Thursday, November 15, 2007 23:02
Hi Jacky, good to hear that John is back home with his family and making a slow but steady recovery.

No, I didn't realise that John was Tom Dickinson's son. That said I never actually knew Tom although I do remember my Uncle Edward mentioning his brother on quite a few occasions.

I do have a photo of Tom though ! Back in 1938 there was an amazing double wedding at St Thomas Church in Sutton where Tom was best man for Edward.

Nora Monkhouse and Mary Monkhouse (my Dad's sisters) married Edward Dickinson and Tom Mawson respectively in the same service. They all honeymooned together, I think somewhere in Cumbria.

The following year after the outbreak of WW2, Edward was conscripted into the 8th army Royal Engineers and Tom Mawson (Barbara Chapmanís father) into the 1st army Royal Artillery.

By sheer coincidence Edward and Tom stumbled across one another in the North African desert in 1943 during a period of respite. The various regiments of the British army were taking a well earned breather following the defeat of Rommel and the Germanís in North Africa before embarking on their next objective, the invasion of Sicily followed by the invasion of Italy.

They didnít see one another again until after the war had ended and thankfully they both survived.

In 1988 Nora and Edward, Mary and Tom celebrated their 50th golden double wedding anniversary together which was featured in the Keighley News with a snap shot of the smiling foursome. Mary and Tom went on the celebrate their 60th diamond wedding anniversary !

Fingers crossed jacky that John continues to make good progress. Regards to him and you from down under.
Stuart Robinson
Saturday, November 17, 2007 20:54
Jacky, wishing John a speedy recovery and hoping he is with you at Christmas,our thoughts are with you all, God Bless

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