The Legacy Of….

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The Legacy Of….

Graham Dunkins


Nick Name(s):

Dunk, Dunny, Gadunk



Place of birth:

Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester

Parents Name(s):

Dick Dunkins & Mary Dunkins

Siblings Name(s):

Julie, Janet & Tim Dunkins

Spouse/Partners Name:

The Boss Tanya Dunkins

Childrens Name(s):

Fred, Ted, Maddy & Bob

Grandchildren’s Name(s):


Lifes Lessons

Embrace the unexpected: Life rarely goes according to plan, so learn to adapt and find joy in the detours. Education is a lifelong journey: Whether it’s formal schooling or learning from life experiences, never stop seeking knowledge and growth. Value family and friends: The bonds we share with loved ones are the most precious treasures we have. Hard work pays off: Dedication and perseverance can lead to fulfilling accomplishments, both personally and professionally. Find beauty in simplicity: Sometimes, the greatest joy comes from the simplest moments, like spending time in nature or sharing a meal with loved ones.

Words of Wisdom

Embrace your roots: Cherish your hometown, its history, and the people who shaped you. There’s a unique comfort and strength to be found in your origins.

Letter to the Family

To my dearest family and friends, I hope this letter finds you all well and happy. Life has been a whirlwind of experiences, both challenging and rewarding, and I wanted to take a moment to share some of my reflections with you. Growing up in Warrington, surrounded by the love and support of my family, provided me with a strong foundation for the journey ahead. From exploring the banks of the Mersey River to cheering on the Warrington Wolves, those early memories shaped my identity and instilled in me a deep appreciation for the simple joys of life. As I ventured into adulthood, I faced my fair share of obstacles, from learning challenges to personal loss. But through it all, I learned the importance of resilience, perseverance, and the power of a supportive community. I discovered hidden passions, like accounting and gardening, and found joy in exploring new places, both near and far. I’m proud of the life I’ve built here in Warrington. I’ve established a fulfilling career, purchased my own home, and found love and companionship with my partner. I cherish the moments spent with my family and friends, whether it’s cheering on our beloved rugby team, volunteering at the local food bank, or simply enjoying a pint at our favorite pub. I’m also grateful for the opportunity to give back to my community, whether it’s through mentoring young people, supporting those affected by cancer, or coaching the next generation of rugby stars. I believe that even small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect, making our town a better place for everyone. As I look to the future, I’m filled with excitement and anticipation. I dream of traveling to Australia and New Zealand, tracing my family roots, and perhaps even writing a book about my experiences. But above all, I hope to continue growing, learning, and making a positive impact on the world around me. Thank you for being a part of my journey. Your love, support, and encouragement have meant the world to me. With love and gratitude, Graham
“Life’s journey is a pint of mixed emotions, best enjoyed with good company and a dash of laughter.”

Proudest Accomplishments

While I’m proud of my career achievements and personal milestones, some of my proudest accomplishments are deeply connected to my roots in Warrington. Leading the fundraising effort for a new community garden in the heart of town was a fulfilling experience. It wasn’t just about creating a beautiful space, but also about fostering a sense of togetherness and providing a place for people to connect with nature.

Challenges Overcome

Life in Warrington hasn’t always been easy. Growing up, I struggled with dyslexia, which made school a constant challenge. Reading and writing felt like insurmountable obstacles, and I often felt discouraged and frustrated. However, with the unwavering support of my parents and the help of dedicated teachers, I learned to adapt and develop strategies to overcome my difficulties. It was a long and arduous journey, but I persevered and eventually graduated from university with a degree in accounting, a testament to my resilience and determination.

Volunteer & Community Work

I’ve always believed in giving back to my community. As a teenager, I volunteered at a local soup kitchen, serving meals and offering companionship to those in need. It was a humbling experience that taught me the importance of empathy and compassion.

Places Travelled & Lived

While Warrington is my home, I’ve ventured beyond its borders. I’ve explored London’s iconic landmarks and vibrant scene, and been captivated by York’s medieval walls and charming Shambles. In the Lake District, I’ve hiked through rugged mountains and sailed on tranquil lakes. Cornwall’s dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches offered a refreshing escape.

Hobbies & Interests

I was born on the 5th of January 1985 in Wythenshawe, Manchester, and my passions have always been diverse. I’m a die-hard Manchester United fan – you can usually find me cheering on my team at Old Trafford or dissecting the latest match with friends at the pub. When I’m not immersed in football, I love exploring the countryside on my motorbike, feeling the wind in my hair and the sun on my face as I ride through scenic landscapes.


In my younger years, I thrived as a charismatic bartender, slinging drinks and telling jokes to patrons at a popular downtown pub. I loved the energy of the late nights, the camaraderie with my coworkers, and the ever-changing cast of characters that walked through the door. However, after a decade of serving drinks, I felt a yearning for a more stable and intellectually stimulating career.


School wasn’t always my strong suit. I was more interested in socializing and working on cars than studying textbooks. But after high school, I realized I needed more than a passion for engines to build a stable future. I enrolled in a community college, taking night classes while I worked my bar shifts. It wasn’t easy juggling both, but the challenge ignited a spark in me.

Childhood Memories

Growing up in Warrington was an adventure. I remember spending countless hours exploring the wooded areas near the Mersey River, building forts with my friends, and pretending we were pirates searching for buried treasure. My dad, David, would often take us fishing on the river, teaching me the patience and perseverance that I still carry with me today. My mom, Elizabeth, always had a warm smile and a home-cooked meal waiting for us when we got back. Those simple moments of family, nature, and laughter shaped my childhood and instilled in me a deep appreciation for the simple joys in life.

Adulthood Highlights

Adulthood has brought its fair share of highlights, many of which are deeply rooted in my hometown of Warrington. After years of hard work and saving, I finally purchased my own home, a charming terraced house not far from the town centre. It’s a place where I can relax and unwind, surrounded by familiar sights and sounds.


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    23 May 2024 11:38pm

    You are a great great man Graham.

    24 May 2024 3:30pm

    Top Bloke, you got years in you yet, but what a great thing to create your own legacy 👏👏👏👏

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