Eight Acres, Stamford

Edward Thrift – 8 Eight Acres Edward Cecil Thrift was born on 14th Feb 1897 and baptised at St Michael’s Church on 24th Feb. His early years were spent with his mother, grandmother and extended family at 18 East St In 1911 he was living at 8 Eight Acres with his mother Ellen (née Thrift),… Read More


Albert Redmile – 2 Eight Acres   John William Redmile (born Easton) and Emily Dawson (born Pickworth) married in 1896 and their first child, Albert, was born on 24th June 1899 in Stamford. The next year Elsie Elizabeth was born and the two children grew up living at 2 Eight Acres. In 1911 their father’s… Read More


6 Eight Acres – Arthur Roffe Catherine Roffe (née Avery), Arthur’s mother, probably knew her neighbour Emily Redmile at No 2 because they were both born in Pickworth, Rutland and were of a similar age. Roffe’s father, Frank, was from Wittering where there were many Roffes: he was a labourer in 1901 but in 1911… Read More


Eight Acres, Stamford

Thomas Morris Barnett – 10 Eight Acres The Barnett family were living at 10 Eight Acres in 1901 and 1910. The head of the household was Alderman Barnett who had a rather bewildering selection of occupations – as a young man he was a wheelwright then a gardener, in 1901 he was a baker and… Read More


Eight Acres, Stamford

(Edgar) Cecil Barnett – 10 Eight Acres The Barnett family were living at 10 Eight Acres in 1901 and 1910. The head of the household was Alderman Barnett who had a rather bewildering selection of occupations – as a young man he was a wheelwright then a gardener, in 1901 he was a baker and… Read More


Eight Acres, Stamford

Arthur Wade – 13 Eight Acres In 1911, Arthur Wade is a 16 year old baker’s assistant living with his parents John Thomas (a horsekeeper) and Eliza at 13 Eight Acres. His father was born in Stamford; his mother in Bagworth, Leicestershire, and Arthur himself in King’s Cliffe, Northants. His parents have been married 18… Read More