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History - Moor Park Garage

Nipper Dicker (Gordon)

Moor Park Garage was founded in 1964 when Mr Gordon Dicker, or 'Nipper' (Nip) as he was affectionately known, moved to the current site from a smaller agricultural workshop at Small Lake.

The original workshop was a little smaller than at present (if you look closely when you come to the garage, you can still see the join where the new extension starts).

Nip was only allowed to sell motor fuel for the vehicles he was repairing. Which meant he was not supposed to sell motor fuel to the general public, but nip overcame this small problem. Every time a customer came to the garage requiring fuel he first had to carry out a repair, or provide a service. Nip either checked the oil, water levels or checked their tyre pressures, this kept Nip within his license.

Dave Dicker

Dave Started working at the garage in 1966. He was educated first at Dunsford Primary School and continued his secondary education at Chagford before attending Exeter college.

Dave studied and passed his City & Guilds to became a junior partner in 1970. Dave lives locally, he is well known in and around Dunsford. Dave's hobbies include farming and shooting.

John Dicker

John joined the family business in 1980. John attended Dunsford Primary School and then continued his education at Teign School, Kingsteignton. John also studied at Exeter Collage. He passed both his City & Guilds and Tec courses in 1986. John became a junior partner in 1987 and a full partner in 1990 when his farther retired

John, his wife Sarka & their young son Charlie now live in Exeter, but John has grown up, lived and worked in Dunsford all his life. John's hobbies include walking and motorcycling. But most of his time off is devoted to his wife and son Charlie


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