Belton Street, Stamford

William Robert Watson William was born in near Holbeach, Lincolnshire in 1896. His parents were Henry and Julia Watson. In 1901 his father was the innkeeper at the Ram Inn, Whaplode, Lincs. By 1911 the family had moved to Stamford and were living at 6 Belton Street. His father had become a farm labourer. William… 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


Albert, Charlie, Joe and Percy Walker – 4 Elm Street James Walker married Sarah Elizabeth Toon in 1883. He worked at one of the breweries and they spent most of their married life at 8 Hope’s Terrace.  They had 1 child before their marriage and 15 more afterwards.  11 of the children survived infancy but… Read More


Maltings Yard, Water Street, Stamford

Henry Watson Henry was born in Barnack in February 1895 and lived at 38 Main Street Barnack for the first few years of his life with his father Henry (a groom), mother Elizabeth and six siblings. Henry sadly died just after Harry started at the village school. E lizabeth then brought her family to live… Read More


Albert, Charlie, Joe and Percy Walker – 4 Elm Street James Walker married Sarah Elizabeth Toon in 1883. He worked at one of the breweries and they spent most of their married life at 8 Hope’s Terrace. They had 1 child before their marriage and 15 more afterwards. 11 of the children survived infancy but… Read More


Maltings Yard, Water Street, Stamford

William Watson William was born in 1898 in Barnack and lived at 38 Main Street, Barnack for the first few years of his life. When father Henry died, William moved with mother Elizabeth and his older brothers to 1a Maltings Yard, Water Street. He went with Harry to St Martins school but he did not… 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


Hit or Miss Pub, Foundry Road

George Chapman Wilson – 1 Foundry Road George Wilson was the son of Marion (Minnie) Wilson, a hotel cook who was born in Glasgow. George was born in Casterton in Jnauary 1896 and in 1901 aged 5 years he and his mother were living in a small cottage on Rock Road. She was supposedly married… Read More


Albert, Charlie, Joe and Percy Walker – 4 Elm Street James Walker married Sarah Elizabeth Toon in 1883. He worked at one of the breweries and they spent most of their married life at 8 Hope’s Terrace. They had 1 child before their marriage and 15 more afterwards. 11 of the children survived infancy but… Read More


3 Jubilee Villas, 16 Vine Street, Stamford

Wilfred was the youngest son of George and Maria Waumsley. In 1911 he was aged 14, living at 3 Jubilee Villas (16 Vine Street) with his brother Horace aged 20 and his sister Annie aged 22. The eldest boy George had left home and his father George died in 1910 at a London hospital. George… Read More