20 St George's Street, Stamford

In 1911 Arthur was 18 years old,  he was born in 1892 in Stamford. His parents were John and Alice (nee Smith Fishpool) Hodgett. His father was employed as a driller in an engineering works making machines. In 1911 the family including 6 surviving siblings were living at 20 St George’s Street, Stamford (also their… Read More


Maltings Yard, Water Street, Stamford

Sidney Hickman Sidney was born Greetham, Rutland in the autumn of 1896 and lived at 6 Normanton Road, Easthope near Melton Mowbray with his father Frederick (a cowman), mother Eliza, three older brothers and a baby sister. Before 1911 his father died and his widowed mother brought the family to live in Maltings Yard, Water… Read More


Hit or Miss Pub, Foundry Road

William Humberstone, a wheelwright, married Mary Ann Fitch in 1891. Ernest was born in Stamford in 1894 and at the time of the 1901 census they were living at 6b Rock Road (later the home of another of our Boys, Reginald Clark). Only a couple of weeks after the census Mary died, probably after giving… Read More


7 Southview Terrace, Stamford

George Webster Hill George, born in July 1899, was the son of John and Fanny Hill. In 1901 John and Fanny were living at the Dairy Farm at Burghley where John was working as a horseman. His father, a farm foreman, and his mother were also living there. By 1911 Fanny was a widow living… Read More


Charles Hall – 9 School Terrace Charles was the youngest of the eight children of John William and Eliza Hall. Three of the children died in infancy so Charles, born in 1895, grew up with 2 elder brothers (John T and William) and 2 elder sisters (Jemima and Ellen). His maternal grandmother, Jemima Birkett, also… Read More


13-17 High Street, St Martins

Harold John Hill Harold was born in Stamford on 9 September 1899 and lived with his father John, mother Emma Gertrude and older sister Edith Margaret. His father was a hairdresser and in 1901 the family lived in his business premises at 15/16 High Street St Martins. Sadly before 1911, his father died and Harold… Read More


20 St George's Street, Stamford

In 1911 Herbert was 16, he was born in Stamford in 1895. He was the second son of John and Alice Hodgett . He was employed as an engineer moulder in a company manufacturing oil engines. In 1911 & 1901 the family was living at 20 St George’s Street, Stamford.His elder brother Arthur and younger… Read More


Louis Ernest Hardingham – 12 Ironmonger Street Louis was the only son of Ernest Radford Hardingham and Agnes Jemima Petch. He was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent on 10th September 1898 but by April 1901 his father was established as a hairdresser and wigmaker at 18 St Mary’s Street, Stamford. Having been awarded a scholarship… Read More


20 St George's Street, Stamford

George was the third son of John and Alice Hodgett, in 1911 he was 12, having been born in 1899 in Stamford. In 1911 he was still at school and on leaving school he entered the same trade as his brothers, working as a moulder apprentice in the engineering industry. In July 1916 his eldest… Read More


John Henry, the only child of William and Harriet was born in Empingham on June 15th 1894. In 1911 the family lived at 3 Newbould’s Buildings a four roomed house in Newbould’s Lane running between Cemetery Road and Casterton Road. His father was a labourer at the woodyard and he was a fitter at Martins’Cultivators.… Read More