Dicken, E.R.H. (horseshoe collector)
E.R.H. Dicken was a private collector of historical horseshoes. His collection was excavated from around England and includes examples from Somerset to Kent and Yorkshire to Cheshire. The earliest specimen in the collection is a Roman-Celtic example. The collection also has Saxon and Norman examples but the majority come from the 12th to 18th centuries.
The objects are catalogued on the online database. Search using the word ‘horseshoe’
Harold Mair also donated a large collection of horseshoes to the museum.