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Reader's letter: Wrong name

Regarding giving street names in tribute to sports stars (Street Names For Sporting Stars, Advertiser, January 28) David Lloyd is completely wrong about Dicky Dwyer.

His name was not Richard. His initials were F. N. C. and his first two Christian names were Francis Noel. No one knew why he was called Dicky.

He was never the head at the Magnus. He taught geography and divinity to the lower forms.

He was certainly in charge of all rugby at Magnus, having been twice capped for England. His two caps adorned the wall in the family sitting room.

He was aided by ‘Joe’ Carswell (Charles Leslie) and arranged the rugby 1st and 2nd team fixtures with other schools, such as Henry Mellish (Nottingham), King Edward VI (Retford) also possibly Carr’s (Sleaford) and King’s (Grantham).

When the long-serving headmaster the Rev David Campbell-Miller retired, he was succeeded by Dr Norman Clayton in about 1952. ­— J. M. DEXTER, Newark, via email

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