Mirrie Lambert  -  1918-2018

Mirrie was 100 years old in June 2018; she was born in Hickling in 1918 and was one of 10 children, whom she helped to bring up before becoming a professional nanny.   So she spent much of her life “pushing a pram”.   She was looked after  by her grandparents and returned to Hickling to go to School  when she was 4. 

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Her father was a verger and gravedigger and she tells us how she used to help with tolling the bell from a young age.  She loved the church and the choir and was greatly involved in both.

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The war put new demands on Mirrie.  Stationed at Kidlington in a mainly Polish Camp, she was far from home with no money for travel and often hitchhiking without a pass and with the military police on her case.   Her story of being driven home by Queen Mary is not to be missed.

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Mirrie had hopes of bettering herself, of training in the army medical corps - but it was not to be and like other girls after the war she continued as a mother`s help.  But she was good at caring for children and worked as Nanny Lambert for  her family for many years, following them to Africa.

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Mirrie lived in retirement in the Alms Houses in Hickling, visited by her families, and was a sharp observer of the changing village…

Page updated  9/9/18