It was sad to hear from Ray Dickinson of the death of his brother and former City player Ron Dickinson at the age of 87. Ron was a Cov kid who attended Bablake School before training to be an accountant. Whilst doing his National Service at RAF Oswestry he was spotted by Shrewsbury Town and played 12 games for them in the 1953-54 season. He signed for City in the summer of 1954 on a part-time basis so that he could continue his accounting career and worked for Fox & Co in Walsgrave Road. Ron played for the 'A' team and few games for the reserves but couldn't break into the first team and left the club the following year. He subsequently played in a successful Bedworth Town side for six years and the picture shows him in a Bedworth team picture alongside a number of ex-City men. Ron, a widower, worked for city fuel company Morris James in Quinton Road and lived in Finham for 55 years.
Team picture of Bedworth Town in 1955-56
Back row (left to right): Geoff Palmer, Dick Mason (player-manager), Ron Floyd, Ron Dickinson, Gerry Belcher, Stan Smith, Bob Ward (trainer).
Front row: Roy Dayers, Peter Spacey, Eddie Fowkes, Norman Smith, Herbert Morrow.
The mascot is Peter Spacey, junior.)