1930s Nicknames in the Village Print

In the 1930s almost everyone in the village had a nickname

Colin Britten, an old school friend of Louis King made this list of those he remembered.

 

Colin Britten’s revised list of 1930s nicknames

Name (in Surname Order)

Nickname

Mr Bates

Bucky

Ethel Beck

Aunty

George Beck

Buller

Jack Beck

Clowny

Leonard Beck

Butcher

Tom Beck

Bimmy

Harry Billings

Cuff

Derek Brickwood

Dingle

George Britten

Dordy

Jack Britten

Pilgrim

Seaton Britten

Podgy

Ivy Brown

Widely

Jack Charter

Muddy

Fred Childs

Snowy

Harry Childs

Webby

Ken Childs

Ooey

Stan Childs

Wiggy

Mr Cook

Timmer or Cooky (1)

Alfred Darlow

Whip or Whippet

Arthur Darlow

Golly

Fred Darlow

Nonny or Ditty

Gladys Darlow

Tanner

Esther Dawes

Dick

Irene Dawes

Jo

Ken Dawes

Shunt

Cecil Draper

Wooden

George Ellwood.

Dummy

Ernest Ewen

Tich

Harry Ewen

Happy

Walter Ewen

Plonk

Edward Furnell

Tubby

Alf Furniss

Prich????

Fred Furniss

Happy

David Garnett

Bunny or Dickie (2)

Arthur Groom

Groomy

Elsie Groom

Ducksie

Mabel Hammond

Miss Chick

Mr Hammond

Chick

Bob Hardy

Dago

Len Harper

Riny

David Harradine

Tiddly

William Hart

Nigger

Dorothy Hinson

Fan

Harry Howell

Lilford

Mr Hunt

Uncle

Stan Hunt

Wanger

George Hurst

Cassy

Harry Hurst

Striker

Stan Hurst

Wanger

Jimmy Key

Punch

George King

Razor

Louis King

Littl’un

Ron King

Cusser

Harry Lee

Sooty

William Leonard

Billy from Soham

George Lovell

Doggy

Mr Lovell

Prinny

Woodram Lovell

Woody

Amelia Mackenzie Smith

Kenzie

Charlie Martin

Wag

Fred Martin

Snouty

Leslie Martin

Codhead

Reg Martin

Porky

Tom Martin

Snouty

Fred Neal

Tubby

Mary Neal

Mary Tubb

Irene Oakett

Dinky

Vic Oakett

Kexi

Charlie Parker

Ginger

Ethel Prior

Ecky

Harold Reed

Abb

Arthur Richards

Woggett

Arthur Robinson

Cocky

Fred Robinson

Fatty

George Roslyn

Loddy

Leslie Roslyn

Lally

Bert Rule

Bucket

Bill Rule

Clanker

Fred Rule

Ruly

Gordon Rule

Bubbles

Wesley Rule

Wesser

Alf Seamark

Putt

Ernie Seamark

Nobby

Percy See

Croppy

Bob Smith

Hunderd

Edwin Smith

Gandhi

George (senior) Smith

Hunderd

Gerald Smith

Darby

Tom Smith

Smitty or Bangley

Naomi Starling

Omie

Rev. Y.D. Stewart

Sticky

Frank Swannell

Swanny

Bill Tyler

Son

George Tyler

Offey

Hedley Tyler

Fatty

Henry Tyler

Toff

Mary Tyler

Pop

Cyril Wheale

Squidge

Harry Woodley

Shep

Herbert Yates

Tozy

Joe Yates

Bungy

Mary Yates

Granny

Notes:
(1) If this is the retired railwayman in Cookes Cottage it should be Cooky.
(2) Bunny to his family Dickie elsewhere.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2008 16:36