CFHS code : AS216

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : groundslab DORA BEATRICE HORSPOOL d 7th Oct 1980 aged 90 kerbs ANNIE MAUD MARY FULLER d June 6th 1953 aged 72 ALFRED CHARLES FULLER d Dec 4th 1935 aged 55 WILLIAM SAVILLE WORTLEY d Nov 25th 1940 aged 84 ANNIE ELIZABETH WORTLEY d May 4th 1938 aged 80 urn A token of remembrance from Fowlmere

Monument : Kerb stones/Ground slab/Urn

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey


The Fuller and Wortley kerbstones in January 2021.

This set of double kerbs with flower holder and ground slab is roughly 8 rows west of the central path under a large tree. The inscriptions are of metal letters some of which are now missing but still mostly legible.


ALFRED CHARLES FULLER died December 4th 1935 aged 55 years

ANNIE MAUD MARY FULLER died June 6th 1953 aged 72 years

ANNIE ELIZABETH WORTLEY died May 4th 1938 aged 80 years

WILLIAM SAVILLE WORTLEY died Nov 25th 1940 aged 84 years

DORA BEATRICE HORSPOOL died 7th Oct 1980 aged 90

A token of remembrance from Fowlmere

Relationships: Mother, father, two daughters and son-in-law

Alfred Charles Fuller (1880 – 4 December 1935)

Alfred was the son of Frederick Searle Fuller and his wife Ann (née Collins). Frederick ran the Midland Tavern, on Devonshire Road and died in 1882.  Alfred then grew up at 74 Kingston Street (1891/1901) and by the age of 20 was an assistant schoolmaster.  From at least 1920 onwards Alfred was the headmaster of Fowlmere School and the couple lived at the school house in Fowlmere. He died aged 55 years old at Addenbrookes Hospital.

Annie Maud Mary Fuller (née Wortley) (1881 – 6 June 1953)

Annie was the eldest daughter of William and Annie Wortley  and married Alfred Fuller in 1909. Alfred was an assistant school master and in 1911 the couple were living at 95 York Road in Bury St. Edmunds.   After she was widowed she went to live a 49 Mawson Road and died at 29 Union Lane in Cambridge.

William Saville Wortley (19 February 1856 – 25 November 1940)

William was the son of Edward and Mary Ann (née Spriggs) and grew up at 78 Newmarket Road where his father was a farmer of 30 acres. He was baptised at Cherry Hinton on 23 July 1865 when he was 9 years old. He married Annie Fayers in 1880.  The couple had at least five children: Annie Maud Mary, Alice Saville (1885-1955), William Saville (1886-1954), Dora Beatrice and Edward Fayers (1892-1958).  William was a dairyman/milk seller and the family lived at 3 Walnut Tree Lane (1881) and then at the Abbey Dairy, 105 Newmarket Road (at least 1891-1927).  He then retired to live at 7 Parker Street and died there aged 84 years old.

Annie Elizabeth Wortley (née Fayers) (1857 – 4 May 1938)

Annie was born in Wood Ditton and was the daughter of William and Martha. Her father worked as a farm bailiff and her mother as a needlewoman.  Annie died aged 80 years old.

Dora Beatrice Horspool (née Wortley) (31 July 1890 – 7 October 1980)

Dora was the daughter of William and Annie Wortley and grew up on Newmarket Road where her father ran the Abbey Dairy.  Aged 21 she was living at home and working as a clerk in a sewing machine shop before marrying Albert Ernest (Bert) Horspool (1889-1917) on 26 December 1916 at Christ Church.

Bert was a baker who worked in his family firm and in November 1916 his father applied for exemption from the army on the basis that his other son was already at the front and he could not continue the business without Bert’s help.  A temporary exemption until the year end was granted and Bert eventually joined the Hertfordshire Regiment as a Private. He was later transferred to the Essex Regiment and was reported missing on 9 August 1917.  The Cambridge Independent Press printed a photo of Bert and a request for news in December 1917 and it was not until June 1918 that his death was confirmed. Bert Horspool is commemorated on the Arras Memorial at Faubourg-D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.  In August 1918 Dora placed an message of remembrance in the Cambridge Independent Press which read ‘in ever-loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. A.E. Horspool, killed in action at Monchy near Arras. August 9th 1917. ‘Not for himself, but for others’ – From Abbey Dairy, Cambridge.’

Dora returned to live with her parents at 7 Parker Street and then at 7 Clarendon Street (at least 1950-1966). She died at Chesterton Hospital aged 90 years old.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Alfred Charles Fuller; Annie Maud Mary Fuller; Dora Beatrice Horspool; Annie Elizabeth Wortley; William Saville Wortley