|6 Sep 2019|
|Deaths & Obituaries|
|DIXON, Bryan Raymond |
Died on 26 March 2019 after a short illness, aged 81.
Bryan Dixon was born on 3 April 1937 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He was educated at Tonbridge School from 1950-1955, joining Park House from Yardley Court preparatory school. He undertook his National Service in the Royal West Kent Regiment. He went to Jesus College Cambridge in 1957 to read Law. He rowed both at Tonbridge and at Jesus College. He rowed in the boat which came Head of the Lents in 1959 and fifth at the Head of the River Race on the Thames. He graduated BA 1960. After graduation he started articles with the firm of Watterson, Moore in Cheltenham. After qualifying he stayed with Watterson, Moore and rose to be a partner. He left in 1977 to join Scott & Fowler in Gloucester where he acted for the Dean and Chapter at Gloucester. He played rugby for Painswick, later becoming a rugby referee for first class games until 1978. He was an active member of his parish churches acting as Churchwarden, Treasurer and Covenants Secretary. After retiring in 1998, he researched the history of the Dixon family, who originally came from Kent, and this research led to an active interest in local history. He also became a keen Bridge player after his retirement.