Little Casterton, Rutland

(Leslie) Gordon Turnill (from a family member) Gordon Turnill’s father was a farmer and from about 1911 was farming at Little Casterton. Gordon attended Stamford School from 1912 to 1918 where he was a noted for his prowess at rugby and cricket. His name is on the boards in the cricket pavilion. He had joined… Read More


Cooch's Court, Bath Row, Stamford

Alfred William Collins Alfred William was the elder brother of Arthur Collins. He was born in 1891 and married Rosina Beasley in 1919. They had 3 children – Gladys, Gwendoline and Donald. He died in 1953. Information kindly provided by his granddaughter.… Read More


23 Water Street, Stamford

Osborne Fryer Osborne (Osey) was the elder brother of John William. He was born in Stamford in 1894. He joined the Lincolnshire Territorials on 16th April 1912 transferring to the 4th Battalion of the Lincs Regiment in August 1914 as Private 200116. He was mobilised to France on 1st March 1915 and promoted to Corporal… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

William Walter Walker Born 1901 in Stamford, William was the younger brother of Percival Claude living at 11 Lumby’s Terrace with his parents and 13 siblings. He was still at school in 1911. In 1919 the father of both boys, Thomas Henry, submitted details of Percival’s war service to the Mayor of Stamford but did… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Charles Taylor Born in Stamford in the spring of 1895, lived at 3 Lumbys Terrace, next-door to his namesake, who was probably related but no evidence found. His mother Emma and father Charles Edward,  a corporation labourer, were both born in Stamford, as were their seven children although one died at birth. Charles was their… Read More


Arthur, the brother of Ezra Wardle of 1 Tenter Lane, also lived in Tenter Lane. Arthur was a joiner/carpenter for a local builder. He was born in Stamford. His wife was Harriet May (nee Inchley). She was born in Great Easton, Leicestershire. In 1901 and 1911 this family was living at 6 Tenter Lane. In… Read More


Tenter Lane, Stamford

In 1911 the family was living at 1 Tenter Lane off Gas Street with their parents, Ezra & Hannah (nee Sheffield) Wardle. Father was born in Stamford. He was an engine painter at Blackstones Engineering Works. Mother was born in Pickworth, Rutland. Six children were at home. 20 year old Ethel was a dressmaker. John… Read More


St Paul's Street, looking East

Arthur was born in Stamford in 1886 and in 1911, aged 12, he was living at 40 St Paul’s Street (now demolished) with his parents Henry and Elizabeth (nee Pridmore) Ringham and his 12 year old brother Walter. His father was an agricultural implement fitter and Arthur was a foundry labourer. His other siblings were… Read More


St Paul's Street, looking East

Isiah was born in Stamford in 1893. In 1911, aged 18, he was living with his widowed father John Wade, an iron finisher in a foundry making agricultural implements, at 27 St Paul’s Street (now demolished). His mother, Elizabeth M A Wade (nee Monk) had recently died in January 1911. His parents had eleven surviving… Read More


15 St Leonard's Street

Edward was one of John Thomas’s older brothers and was born in 1889 in Stamford. In 1911 he was 22 and living with the rest of his family at 15 St Leonard’s Street. He was then employed as a porter at a chemist. In 1901 the family lived at 16 Gas Street. In 1891 two… Read More