7 Stanley Street, Stamford

Harold Braybrook Harold was born in Stamford in 1893. He was one of the 5 sons of William and Elizabeth Braybrook living at 7 Stanley Street at the time of the 1911 census. He also had a sister, Mildred. His father was a railway signalman. See Francis Braybrook  for a family photograph. He joined the… Read More


19 High Street, St Martins

Frederick, the son of Frederick Leeds and Constance Gooch, was born in Stamford in April 1898. He was christened in the Wesleyan chapel on May 5th 1898. He had a brother Herbert born in 1890 and a sister Constance born in 1882. Frederick William was not listed in Stamford on either the 1901 or the… Read More


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