Tom Hickathrift (or sometimes Jack Hickathrift) is a legendary figure of East Anglian English folklore. He famously battled a giant, and is sometimes said to be a giant himself, though normally he is just represented as possessing giant-like strength.
Challenge at Home:
- Explore other folk tales from Norwich and Norfolk.
Challenge at School:
- Take a look at this wonderful website which celebrates the traditions, songs, stories and dances of the Tilney and Walpole villages.
- Has your local area got songs or stories associated with it?
- Have a go at country dancing; here are the instructions for The Norfolk Long Dance.
- Come up with your own stories about how something in your locality came about.