Just a quick sketch

When our members Philip and Lynne Hickin visited Parklands Primary School last December together with ‘Grandad Wheels’, Lynne drew a quick sketch portrait of head teacher Chris Dyson and now it is in his new book!

Dyson had been one of the strongest supporters of the Grandad Wheels books and so when the fourth Grandad Wheels book ‘Grandad in the Grotto’ was published, a visit was arranged to Parklands. Lynne presented him with a portrait as a ‘thank you’ for all his support.

Now Chris Dyson has written his own book ‘Parklands: A School built on Love’ about the transformation of the school he took over nine years ago. Lynne’s sketch appears in the book which will be available at the end of the month.

Guardian article on Chris Dyson

Lynne and Philip’s visit to Parklands

One of the Parklands children also drew the portrait of Lynne, from the photo in her biography in the first Grandad Wheels book!


The One Show

Lynne Hickin’s illustrations will be featured on The One Show, with broadcast scheduled for Tuesday 1st March 2022 although it may be overtaken by larger news stories and postponed. UPDATE – Postponed to Friday 11th March.

The human interest story concentrates on Brian Abram’s accident and the woman who saved his life, but he will talk about his books and some of Lynne’s illustrations will appear on screen.

It is hoped the show will stimulate sales of the books about ‘Grandad Wheels’ and take the money raised for charity over £30,000 – it’s currently standing at £29,000!