Dicken, E.R.H. (horseshoe collector)

Date: 400s-1700sExtent: 108
Horseshoe MERL 53/120

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.

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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.

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