Dipper, Florence nee Hanby


Florence's name with an address in Canada is handwritten and dated 1936 on the reverse (l) of a  Roll of Honour (r) of members of the Congregational Church (now a private residence) who served in WWI.
The print is very faded and clearly had been hanging in sunlight for many years but when found seemed to have been used latterly as a backing board in a picture frame (now empty). This implies that the frame may have held her picture.  It is quite small (27.5cm x 21cm) and printed on thick card. It is in the possession of Andrew Jacob whose mother Dorothy (née Newell) was the wife of Eddie Lines who was associated with the Congregational Church for over 50 years.  We are most grateful for their permission to scan and record it.

The names of those who were killed/died are also on the War Memorial in the Parish Church's churchyard and also on the Memorial Plaque in the church on the North wall.

Julian Dipper, who is a Deddington resident, did some research to see if she  was a relative. She is not but between us we did discover more about her. On the assumption that she was either related to or a close friend of a Congregationalist her details are recorded here in case anyone can recognise her name and the association with Deddington's former Congregational Church.


1893. Florence Rosa Hanby was born  in Deerhurst with Apperley, Gloucestershire. Her parents were Charles and Florence Elivira. Charles was a farmer.

Henry's brother, Alfred Ernest Dipper, was a key player in the Gloucestershire County Cricket team in the Edwardian era and played for England in a test match at Lords.

27 April  1932 she married Henry Dipper a widower, 19 years older than herself, in the parish of Hartbury where they were both resident. Henry was a farmer like his father, John, who had what is now an exceptionally fine and rare example of a harvest cart, which is marked with his name and the name of his farm and can be seen at the Countryside Collection museum in Northleach.

6 May 1932 The newly married couple emigrated to  Canada on the SS  Duchess of York. Four years later she - or someone else - wrote her name and address in the Province of Manitoba on the back of the RoH.

She crossed the Atlantic ......more times




1962 She died in Gloucestershire leaving approx.£6,000 in her will.