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John Holman R.i.p.


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The latest ICA 'Concertina World' magazine has just arrived, and I was saddened to see that it reports the death of John Holman back in January.

 

For those of you not familiar with John, he was a skilled leather worker, and was responsible for the bellows and cases of the earliest Dipper concertinas back in the late 1970s/ early 1980s. A little more information can be found in this thread.

 

I last saw John a couple of years ago, so was aware that he was battling the big C. A really nice guy, and I shall miss our chance meetings and chats in the local Wiltshire/Somerset borders area.

 

 

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Sorry to hear this. John, recommended to my by Colin Dipper, replaced the bellows on my first concertina, which I no longer have. We spent a long and happy afternoon chatting about concertinas, during which we came up with the idea of transparent bellows containing flashing fairy lights. Sadly, so far as I am aware, these never saw the light of day.

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