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Bicker

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 606
1851 H.O. 107 / 2099
1861 R.G. 9 / 2339
1871 R.G. 10 / 3345
1891 R.G. 12 / 2576
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Church History

St. Swithin Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Bicker is both a village and parish less than 2 miles northeast of Donington parish on the A52 trunk road as it heads up to Boston. The parish is just over 100 miles north of London. It is bounded on the north by Swineshead parish. The Hammond Beck forms a western boundary. The area is flat fenland, about 3,770 acres, drained by many small canals.

If you are planning a visit:

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

From the Bicker War Memorial by John Emerson (The names have been sorted for your convenience). The spelling of the word "greatful" on the first line is how it is spelt on the memorial:

In greatful remembrance of those of Bicker who fell in the Great War Aug 1914 - Nov 1918.

  • John Henry BETHWAY
  • George COLES
  • Jack DOWSE
  • William GROSS
  • Walter HILTON
  • Herbert LANCASTER
  • Richard Bloodsworth MACHIN
  • Edward Henry NIX
  • Fred PATTRICK
  • Nurse Martha Jane PATTRICK
  • Walter PELL
  • John William PERRY
  • John Joseph STEEL

1939 - 45:

Alfred BETTINSON William Henry MASSINGHAM
Donald William BETTINSON Ralph MODD

It is not clear in which war the following died, the inscription reads:

Died at home from the effects of the war:

Harold CREASEY
Cecil John William ELKINGTON
Joseph William SMART

John Emerson, who retains the copyright, provides these photographs of the war memorial at Bicker:

War memorial WW1 plaque

WW2 plaque

Died plaque

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Names, Geographical

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1831 627
1871 753
1881 724
1891 661
1911 664
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Schools

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[Last updated: 30-January-2014 - Louis R. Mills]