HICKLING in the 1920s:
Fred “Toddy” Lambert
Fred - or as he was better known “Toddy” Lambert was
our sexton/verger/parish clerk/postman/cobbler and
general newsmonger. He had a little brick-built shop
in the centre of the village, and it had at one time been
the outhouse or “beckhus” to a cottage, but the cottage
had been pulled down.
Our Toddy was a busy little man. He had a large family
of 10 children. He had a very hard working wife who
turned each of her children out as neat as new pins.
Two other families equalled Toddy’s for size, but that is
Toddy’s day started when Mr Easter the postman brought
the mail in from Stalham on his bicycle.
Fred Lamberts children photographed in the 1990s