Family pay tribute to grandparents killed in Metheringham crash

The family of Brian and Ruth Dickinson, who died after a tragic crash south of Lincoln have paid tribute to the “proud” grandparents.

As previously reported, the car Brian was driving crashed into a lorry on the B1188 near Metheringham on Monday, January 11 2016.

Ruth, 77, was a passenger in the car and died soon after the crash.

Brian, 82, was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries but sadly died three days later.

Their family have released the following tribute:

“Brian and Ruth had lived all of their lives in Lincolnshire and had been married for 56 years.

“They were the proud parents of two daughters and extremely proud grandparents of three grandsons and one granddaughter.

“They were affectionately known as Grannie and Grandpa Greengrass.

“Brian first worked on a farm at Old Woodhall and then in a foundry in Lincoln to be near to Ruth whilst she trained as a nurse at the county hospital.

“They married in 1959 in Martin and bought a piece of land on Roughton Moor where they created their home and business. Starting off with laying hens and a few pigs then rearing turkeys and cattle.

“They retired just down the road from there in Woodhall Spa where they were happy watching life pass by.”