James Dickinson 1983

James Dickinson

1950  Born in Leeds.

Having survived school through 'O' levels, left halfway through the sixth form to become a taxidermist.

1968-1970  Carnegie UK Trust / Museums Association Taxidermy Bursary at Bolton Museum.

1970  Further training at Leicester Museum where was greatly helped by working with Dick Hendry and being able to observe the late Ted Williams working.

1970-1971  Taxidermist at Bolton Museum.

1971-1972  Natural History Technician at City Museum in Sheffield.

January-March 1972  Spent visiting museums in Germany and Switzerland.  Very impressed.

1973  Appointed Natural History Officer for the North Western Museum and Art Gallery Service.

1983  Joined at North Western Museum and Art Gallery Service by David Weatherley.

1990  Gained valuable recognition for the art of taxidermy and awarded MBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to Taxidermy.

Above is cribbed from volumes 14 and 20 of the Guild's Journals. 

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