18 St George's Square, Stamford

Ralph in 1911 was 14 years old and was born in 1896 in Little Bytham, Lincolnshire. His parents were Frederick William and Mary Platt (nee Gurney) Williamson. The whole family including 4 children and 2 servants lived at 18 St George’s Square Stamford. Ralph was the youngest of 4 surviving children. His elder brother Gilbert… Read More


Arthur’s parents were Arthur, a joiner/carpenter born in Stamford and Harriet, born in Great Easton. They lived at 6 Tenter Lane and had 10 children all born in Stamford. Harriet died in June 1910 and from the census we know that one of the children had also died. In 1911 Arthur Wardle’s father was still… Read More


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


Tenter Lane, Stamford

n 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

Fred was born in Hucknall Torkard – now known simply as Hucknall, Nottinghamshire in 1898. In 1911 he was living in Stamford at 39 St Paul’s Street (now demolished) with his parents Frank Woods and Mary Ann (nee Hodgett) Woods , his sister Lucy (11) and brothers Frank (8) and Bertie (4). His father was… 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


Harry Hamilton Woods – 10 Ironmonger Street Harry Hamilton Woods was born in Stamford in 1895. His father, Joseph Hamilton Woods, was a Cabinet Maker who started in business at 30 Broad St but moved to these substantial premises early in the 20th Century. The property was built for an upholsterer in the 18th Century… Read More


8 Blackfriars Street

Henry was born in 1897 in Hackney, London. He was the son of Walter Sidney and Emily Georgiana (nee Nelmes) Washbourne. His mother divorced Walter Sidney Washbourne in 1900 and married Albert Edward John Cade. In 1901 Henry was living at the home of his maternal grandfather in Hackney, Middlesex. By 1911 he was living… Read More


St. Peters Street Eastward

Thomas Leonard Woodward In 1911 Thomas was living with his father and mother and seven of his ten siblings at 13 St. Peter’s Street. In 1901 his father was a shoemaker and by 1911 he was a labourer at the Agricultural machinery works. Thomas enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers in February 1917 and was wounded… Read More


St Paul's Street, looking East

Charles was 4 years younger than his brother Isiah. He was born in Stamford in 1896 and in 1911 he was 15 and 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)… Read More