Thomas Windsor – 51 East Street Godfrey Parkinson Windsor, a Builder’s Labourer, married Ellen Sismore in 1897 and later that year their first child, Thomas William was born.. Thomas William wasn’t baptised until March 1900 by which time two more children had been born, Godfrey and Ellen. The family lived in 2 rooms at 3… Read More


Owen Acton Smith – 6 Hope’s Terrace Owen Acton Smith was born in in 1895. In 1901 he was living in Eccleshall, Sheffield. His father Robert was a gardener, born in Wales. By 1911 he was living in 6 Hope Terrace Stamford. Ten people lived in this 4 roomed house. His father was employed as… Read More


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James Bertie Smith – 6 Hope’s Terrace James Bertie Smith was born in Chapel en le Frith in April 1897. His parents were Robert Owen Acton and Julia Smith (nee Newbon). In 1901 they lived in Eccleshall, Sheffield where Robert was a gardener. In the 1911 census the family were living at 6 Hope Terrace… Read More


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Charles Turner – 12 Hope’s Terrace Charles Turner was the eldest of four children. He was born in Old Newton, Suffolk as was his father, Albert. His mother, Fannie, was born in Stamford and, although the family had moved around, by 1900 they had settled in Stamford and he grew up here. In 1901 they… Read More


Sunny Bank, East Street

Percy Oldham – 2 Sunny Bank, East Street Percy Oldham was born in 1895. He was the son of Edward and Emma Oldham who lived at 2 Sunny Bank East Street in 1911. He had two brothers, John Edward aged 23 and Harry aged 22; and two sisters, Sarah Jane aged 18 and Esther 19… Read More


Albert Lawson – 7 East Street Albert was born in Lincoln in 1898 and had lived in Grantham but by the time his sister was born in 1906 his family were living in Stamford. His father was a machinist at an Agricultural Works. Albert would have been to school in the town and was still… Read More


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William Alphin and James Martin – 5 East Street William Alphin and James were the eldest of the five sons of James and Esther Martin. James, their father, was born in Rotherham but had grown up living at 7 Hope Terrace. He married Esther Toon of Stamford in 1895. He worked first as an agricultural… Read More


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William Alphin and James Martin – 5 East Street William Alphin and James were the eldest of the five sons of James and Esther Martin. James, their father, was born in Rotherham but had grown up living at 7 Hope Terrace. He married Esther Toon of Stamford in 1895. He worked first as an agricultural… Read More


Sunny Bank, East Street

Charles William Holmes – 1 Sunny Bank, East Street Charles William Holmes was born in October 1895. He was the son of Charles William and Sarah Ann (Rippin). He was an ironmonger’s errand boy and his father was an ironmonger’s fitter. He had two sisters, Elsie Ann born in 1897 who was a dressmaker’s apprentice… Read More


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Harry Holmes – 8 Hope’s Terrace Harry Holmes was born in Stamford towards the end of 1898. He was 12yrs old in the 1911 census and was probably still at school. He had 2 younger sisters and 3 younger brothers and together with their parents all 8 of them were living in 3 rooms at… Read More