Tom Hickathrift – Sharing The Plough

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.

Suggested Resources

Challenge at Home:

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. 

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