|The Dixon family arrived in Brookside in 1990 -
Ma DD, Pa Ron, and little Dixies Mike, Jacqui and Tony. They brought with
them the dreadful Moby and the awful Jacqui. They've played a large part
in the programme over the years, and some highlights include:
- The Farnham/Dixon dispute. Max and Ron never have really got on, and
Max used to refer to the family, rather aptly, as the Clampitts.
- Margaret (the Farnham's hired help) and Deity Derek (DD's priestly
brother) had an affair, after Margaret decided Beth
wasn't her true love.
- Ron and DD split up. Then got back together. Then split up.
- Ron's mobile shop eventually made him enough money to open a shop -
'The Trading Post' - on the Parade.
- DD opened a florist shop with money she'd saved over the years.
- Tony died when he was struck by a car driven by the
drug-crazed Jimmy Corkhill.
- Jacqui became wealthy, and eventually owned the parade and all in
it. For a while! This seems to have been one of Brookie's
least realistic moments (and there are many to choose from!)
- DD finally left after Ron got attempted to get friendly with Jackie
Corkhill and then Bev.
- Bev became pregnant, to either Ron or Mike, but she couldn't tell
- Jacqui was attacked in the bar by Leanne, who blinded her with
- Sadly, Jacqui made a full recovery, in true soap opera miracle
- Ron's business failed when Bing Crosby's garage business opened up.
- The shop closed, and Ron returned briefly to the Moby, only to cross
swords with Dick Ronson, his mobile shop arch enemy.
- Ron opened 'Great Grannies' - a cleaning outfit hiring out old women
- Ron nearly killed Wills(?) when she drank a cleaning product in his
- Ron nearly killed Sinbad, Kylie, Tinhead's brother and others when
he fitted a gas cooker himself.
- Ron's had various heart attacks
See also Jacqui Dixon -
realistic or not?