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Frederick Caldicott b1841 – A Family Torn Apart by Loss

The story of Frederick Caldicott is a bittersweet tale as his family experienced the joys and sorrows until they were eventually separated through tragic loss. Frederick Caldicott was the eldest son of Joseph Caldicott and Caroline Connop in 1841 in Coventry. He was the younger brother of Joseph and Caroline's two daughters, Emma and Caroline.… Continue reading Frederick Caldicott b1841 – A Family Torn Apart by Loss

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Caroline Caldicott b1838 – Care for the Elderly?!

Caroline Caldicott was the second daughter born to Joseph Caldicott and Caroline Connop. Caroline was born in 1838 in Coventry and was younger sister to Joseph and Caroline's first child, Emma. By the age of 23 Caroline had become a silk ribbon weaver like her sister, Emma. Ribbon and silk weaving was a huge industry in… Continue reading Caroline Caldicott b1838 – Care for the Elderly?!

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Emma Caldicott b1836 – Keeping it in the Family!

Emma Caldicott was the first child born to Joseph Caldicott (1810 - 1870) and Caroline Connop (1814 - 1895). She was born in about 1836 in Coventry. Her father, Joseph began his working life as a ribbon weaver but, by the age of 37, had become a postman. By the age of 15, Emma had… Continue reading Emma Caldicott b1836 – Keeping it in the Family!

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Herbert Vigers Caldicott – 1873 – 1944 – Died in WWII Bombing of Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London

Herbert Vigers Caldicott is part of the Coventry ribbon manufacturer Caldicott family and spent most of his life working as a ribbon merchant based in London. However, his tragic death during WWII was perhaps the thing he will be most remembered for. Herbert was born on 19 September 1873 to Thomas Parker Caldicott, ribbon manufacturer,… Continue reading Herbert Vigers Caldicott – 1873 – 1944 – Died in WWII Bombing of Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London

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Harvey Caldicott – 1858 – 1955 – Indonesian State Engineer

Harvey Caldicott forged a successful engineering career leaving the family home and business as hop merchants in Worcester to work around the globe. William was born on 13 April 1854 in Worcester to William Caldicott and Matilda Caldicott (formerly Bayliss). He was the youngest of their six sons. He was baptised on 13 December 1863 at the… Continue reading Harvey Caldicott – 1858 – 1955 – Indonesian State Engineer

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William Homer Caldicott – 1854 – 1930 – Chamberlain of Worcester

William Homer Caldicott, like the majority of his family was an alderman for Worcester and became chamberlain at the height of his service for the city. William was born on 13 April 1854 in Worcester to William Caldicott and Matilda Caldicott (formerly Bayliss). He was the 5th of their six sons. He was baptised on 13 May… Continue reading William Homer Caldicott – 1854 – 1930 – Chamberlain of Worcester

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Henry Caldicott – 1847 -1881 – Worcester Solicitor Who Tragically Died Young

Henry, affectionately known as Harry, Caldicott was a solicitor with a promising career that was tragically cut short as he passed away at the age of only 33 from some kind of lung disease. Henry Caldicott was born around October 1847 in Worcester to William Caldicott and Matilda Caldicott (formerly Bayliss). He was the 4th… Continue reading Henry Caldicott – 1847 -1881 – Worcester Solicitor Who Tragically Died Young

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Herbert Caldicott – 1843 – 1898 – Mayor of Worcester

Herbert Caldicott was a councillor for Worcester for many years like his brother, Walter and his father William. He held the offices of Chamberlain, Sheriff, Mayor, and Magistrate and also had musical and sporting talents. His contributions to Worcester and its community were immense and he truly was a figurehead of Victorian Worcester Society. Herbert… Continue reading Herbert Caldicott – 1843 – 1898 – Mayor of Worcester

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Walter Caldicott – 1845 – 1918 – Worcester Councillor Who Rose Above Scandal

Walter Caldicott was an upstanding member of Worcester society in the 19th century, in trade as a hop merchant, in his contribution as an alderman of the city, and through his sporting interests, especially in cricket. However, Walter's career as a councillor was not without scandal and he fought a long battle to clear his… Continue reading Walter Caldicott – 1845 – 1918 – Worcester Councillor Who Rose Above Scandal

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Alfred James Caldicott – 1842 – 1897 – Famous Composer

Alfred James Caldicott was a renowned and widely respected composer who won awards, accolade and positions worthy of his striking talent, including principal of the Royal College of Music. He died tragically young, but the year after one of his pieces, Little Jacky Horner was performed at the now world-famous BBC Proms, then known as Mr… Continue reading Alfred James Caldicott – 1842 – 1897 – Famous Composer