Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Percival Claude Walker Born Stamford 1899 lived at 11 Lumby’s Terrace, Water Street with his family. He was the sixth child and eldest son of Thomas Henry (tailor maker) and Ann who had 14 children. He was at school in 1911. On Easter Monday 1916 he enlisted in the 9th Northamptonshire Regiment as a Private… Read More


1 Crown Street, Stamford

John Webster, born in 1898, was the son of Alfred and Rose Webster, his father Alfred was a self- employed gas plumber. He had two sisters, Louise and Ethel and they lived at 1 Crown Street. John enlisted with the 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Territorial Regiment in 1914. He was 5ft 5ins and weighed 138lbs and… Read More


Charles Chambers Yarnell– 6 St John’s Terrace Charles was born in April 1899. He was the son of Joseph and Susanna who lived at 6 St John’s Terrace. In 1911 his mother was a widow and his two sisters Lilian 22 and Eliza May 6 and three brothers William, Albert and Joseph were living at… Read More


Fred Ward Fred Ward was born in 1899 . He was the second child of George and Fanny Ward. It was a large family. His elder brother was Walter aged 14 ,then Charlie 10, Lucy 9,Frank 6, Harold 5 and George 2. George worked for Charles Miles a timber merchant . The family all lived… Read More


20 Kings Road,Stamford

Francis Whincup Francis was the son of Francis and Edith Whincup. Francis was a farmer. Their son Francis was born in 1896 in Morcott, Rutland. His father died when he was eighteen months old in 1897. Edith married her brother in law Thomas in 1901 and moved to Ashton. She had two more children Thomas,… Read More


60 North Street, Stamford

Sidney George Withers – 60 North Street In 1911 Sidney was a 12 year old schoolboy living at 60 North Street with James Withers, a wood turner at the Carriage Works, and Mary his wife. Mary was not Sidney’s mother and it is possible that James was not his father either, although he was listed… Read More


Fred Ward Fred Ward was born in 1899 . He was the second child of George and Fanny Ward. It was a large family. His elder brother was Walter aged 14, then Charlie 10, Lucy 9, Frank 6, Harold 5 and George 2. George worked for Charles Miles a timber merchant . The family all… Read More


John Cecil Whistler In 1911 John Cecil was living at 1 Newboults Cottages Cemetery Road with Thomas aged 65, a signalman and A.M Whistler aged 62. John aged 13 and his sister aged 8 were too young to be children of Thomas and A.M. They were possibly the children of the daughter Mabel who was… 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


Sun and Railway Inn, Church Street

Herbert was born in Whissendine, Rutland in the summer of 1898 and lived in Ashwell near Oakham with father Charles Henry (farm waggoner), mother Elizabeth and two lodgers. Just before 1911, father became publican of the Sun and Railway Inn at the corner of Church Street and Wothorpe Road and the family moved to Stamford.… Read More