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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

A remarkable John Carden

A solicitor by trade, John Carden, of Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire, England loved racing; first cars at Silverstone and later horses round Aintree. But a tragic fall at an amateur hurdles race 17 years ago left him paralysed from the neck down and dependent on an iron lung and round-the-clock care. Thanks to a ventilated wheelchair, he continued in law, representing Ken Dodd, Alex Higgins, George Best and cyclist Reg Harris.

He died in July 2010 aged 73.

A note about his brother Ted (and his Carden Car) appears later in this blog.

These two remarkable Cardens descend from a Lincolnshire branch called the Cardens of Rigsby. A document on the branch is available from Arthur Carden.

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