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Obituary: Judge with wonderful sense of humour; OBITUARY.

A former Midland judge has died at the age of 88.

Mr James Louis Christian Dilcock, who until 15 months ago lived at Leigh Close, Walsall, died at a nursing home in Cumbria on Tuesday.

He was district registrar for civil cases in Walsall, West Bromwich West Bromwich (brŭm`ĭj, –ĭch, brŏm`wĭch), city (1991 pop. 146,386), Sandwell metropolitan district, W central England. , Lichfield and Tamworth.

Mr Dilcock's adopted son, Mr Clive Lamprell, said: 'He was a highly intelligent and intellectual man who had studied and he had an almost photographic memory.

'He had a wonderful sense of humour Noun 1. sense of humour - the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous; "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
sense of humor, humor, humour
 and was very quick mentally. He was very kind and generous to a fault.'

Married to romantic novelist Noreen ('Norrey'), who died in 1988, the couple spent much time travelling the world.

But one of their favourite places was the Lake District and Mr and Mrs Dilcock's ashes are to be scattered over the fells.

Mr Lamprell, aged 67, who now lives in Colorado, said his father was not only a prominent figure on the Midland court circuit - being honoured with an OBE for his work - but was also a lay preacher at Walsall's St Paul's Church.

Mr Dilcock was born on December 19, 1911, in Wallasey, Cheshire, and went to Liverpool University, aged 15, with a Latin scholarship.

A strong swimmer, he was trained as a lifesaver by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. It was founded on 4 March 1824 as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck .

The funeral took place on Thursday and a date for a thanksgiving Thanksgiving

annual U.S. holiday celebrating harvest and yearly blessings; originated with Pilgrims (1621). [Am. Culture: EB, IX: 922]

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Thanksgiving

national holiday with luxurious dinner as chief ritual. [Am. Pop.
 service in Walsall has yet to be confirmed.
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Date:May 20, 2000
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