Dan Hipgrave – Guitarist from the group Toploader. We share the same 2x Great Grandfather, William James Cooper, a London born soldier who was stationed in Montreal, Aldershot, Burnley & Flintshire. I’ve met Dan once.
John Cooper (& Sons), Taxidermists – The original John Cooper was a brother of my 3x Great Grandfather William Cooper. William was a goldsmith, John was originally a watch maker, but he became a self taught taxidermist. The business carried on through several generations and over 130 years. There is a lot online about this family. Their work is now highly collectible. John Cooper & Sons have been said to have been the best fish taxidermists in Britain or Europe! I will be writing about John at a later date.