The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89865 Message #1698360
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
20-Mar-06 - 03:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
Subject: RE: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
In 2 of the villages I spent my childhood in, almost everyone had a nick name. There was one chap called 'Squeaker' Dunford, and no-one can work out his real name!! Family history researches haven't been able to find out anything, and no-one in the village now can remember his given name.... seems I'm not the first Squeak!
It seems to have been a generational thing, with all the nick named being born round about the first decade of the 1900s. They'd've all been turning to adults round about the 1920s (and I have a picture of 'Jumble' Gill in 1920's football shorts) so was it a product of the era?