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John Dickinson Biggs

BIGGS John Dickinson of Bishop Auckland, much loved and respected brother of Kath and cousin of Ian, died in the home he loved on Tuesday, September 3 aged 77 years. A man of principle and integrity. Friends, please meet for a committal service at Durham City Crematorium on Tuesday September 17 at 10.30a.m and following this, for a Service of Thanksgiving at 11.30a.m in Bishop Auckland Methodist Church. You are welcome at either service or both. No flowers please; donations in lieu may be left at the crematorium or in church for Cancer Research UK and The "ALL WE CAN" Bahamas Appeal. Bishop Auckland Methodist Church will receive a donation from the family.

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  • shoelessdensays...

    John taught me RE at Spennymoor.He was new and enthusiastic,an enthusiasm he transmitted to myself and I read Divinity as my subsidiary subject for my first degree.I can imagine the shocked expression on his face at that news!He was one of the few teachers who actually taught his classes-as against the majority who simply read from decaying piles of dusty notes.He did the most important thing a teacher can do-he inspired(me) and I followed him into a career in education and for that I thank him for a job well done.
  • Susan Bellsays...

    Mr. Biggs, as I knew him, was my form teacher for 3 years from September 1965. Such a gentle man, remembered with fondness.
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