CFHS code : BE98

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : kerbs In Loving Memory of CAROLINE DICKER d March 17 1951 age 87 also ROBERT THOMAS DICKER d July 9 1940 age 74 groundslab also ALBERT DICKER d Oct 1 1910 age 16 and ADA DICKER d Jan 3 1911 age 20

Monument : Kerb stones/Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Dicker kerb stones January 2020
The small slab


To the east of the west path hidden under bushes behind the large columns of Rowton and Barker. The monument and inscription are in good order but the slab has been moved off its base which is more central.



In Loving Memory of
CAROLINE DICKER who died March 17 1951 age 87 years

Also ROBERT THOMAS DICKER who died July 9 1940 age 74 years

small slab

died Oct. 1. 1910 age 16 years

died Jan. 3. 1911 age 20 Years

Relationship: Mother, father and children

Caroline Dicker (nee Norman) (10 October 1863 – 17 March 1951)

Caroline was the daughter of Frederick and Mary Norman and was born in Isleham, Cambridgeshire.  Her father was an agricultural labourer.  She married Robert Thomas Dicker in 1885 when she was 22 years old.  They had eleven children: Florence Mary (b 1888), Ada Eleanor (1890-1911), Henry Frederick (1892-1977), Albert George (1893-1910), Caroline Elizabeth (1895-1991), Ethel Maud (1897-1973), Daisy Isabella (1899-1996), Robert Thomas (b 1904), Doris Ivy (1906-1992) and one other.

They lived at 4 York Street (1891), then Gordon Villa Romsey Road (1901) before moving to 30 Romsey Road (at least 1920 onwards) where she lived for the rest of her life.  She died aged 87 years old.

Robert Thomas Dicker (19 December 1865 – 9 July 1940)

Robert was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Dicker.  He was born in Cambridge and was raised on Coldhams Lane, where his father was a train driver for GER.  He became a train locomotive  driver like his father.  He died in 1940 aged 74 years old.

Albert George Dicker (1893 – 1 October 1910)

Albert was the fourth child of Caroline and Robert Dicker.  He was born in Ely in 1893, rather than Cambridge, which is where the majority of his siblings were born.  He died aged 16 years.

Ada Eleanor Dicker (1890 – 3 January 1911)

Ada was the second eldest of the Dicker children. She was born whilst the family were living at 4 York Street,  then moved to Romsey Street.  She died aged 20 year old in January 1911, just before the census of that year was taken.


by Claire Martinsen

Ada Dicker; Albert Dicker; Caroline Dicker; Robert Thomas Dicker