5 Torkington Street

Thomas Hudson and Phoebe Cox’s marriage was registered in Stamford in 1886 however they lived in South Luffenham until 1898 when they moved to 32 Foundry Road. They had 5 children there including Percy Oliver born 1895. Herbert Harold was born in Stamford in 1899 followed by 2 more sons. Before the 1911 census two… Read More

21 Water Street, Stamford

Frederick Joe Hudson Frederick  was born in 1896 at Littleport, Cambridgeshire and moved around East Anglia with father James ( a journeyman baker), mother Selina and a growing number of siblings until they settled in a bakers’ shop at 21 Water Street, Stamford. Aged 15 in 1911, Fred was an apprentice reporter then one evening… Read More

Henry Barker Hibbitt – 12 Rock Road Henry’s parents George Barker Hibbitt and Annie Ringham married in 1889 and had 2 children – Henry in 1896 and Ruth in 1901. George was a compositor on a newspaper. They seem to have been restless as they lived at numerous addresses, all in Stamford! Before 1911 they… Read More

21 Water Street, Stamford

James Walter Victor Hudson – Wally Walter  was born in Peterborough in 1898 and lived at 21 Water Street in 1911 where his father James ran a baker and confectioners’ shop. Walter helped his father in the bakery and was the middle child of 7 children all living at home. His brothers Frederick and Alfred… Read More

31 Reform Street

Luke Hibbitt Luke Hibbitt was an 11 year old schoolboy living at 31 Reform St in 1911. His parents Edward & Lucy, Luke himself, his brother, John 6, and his sisters, Gladys 9 & Constance 3 were all born in Stamford. Two brothers had died as infants, one when Luke was 5 years old and… Read More

21 Water Street, Stamford

Alfred Redvers Hudson Alfred  was born in 1900 at Sawtry, Huntingdonshire and was Frederick and Walter‘s younger brother. The Hudson family had several different addresses in Rutland, Cambridge and Huntingdon until in 1910 father James took on the bakery business in Water Street Stamford. Alfred went to school in Stamford and lived with his father,… Read More

Maltings Yard, Water Street, Stamford

Sidney Hickman Sidney was born Greetham, Rutland in the autumn of 1896 and lived at 6 Normanton Road, Easthope near Melton Mowbray with his father Frederick (a cowman), mother Eliza, three older brothers and a baby sister. Before 1911 his father died and his widowed mother brought the family to live in Maltings Yard, Water… Read More

Hit or Miss Pub, Foundry Road

William Humberstone, a wheelwright, married Mary Ann Fitch in 1891. Ernest was born in Stamford in 1894 and at the time of the 1901 census they were living at 6b Rock Road (later the home of another of our Boys, Reginald Clark). Only a couple of weeks after the census Mary died, probably after giving… Read More

7 Southview Terrace, Stamford

George Webster Hill George, born in July 1899, was the son of John and Fanny Hill. In 1901 John and Fanny were living at the Dairy Farm at Burghley where John was working as a horseman. His father, a farm foreman, and his mother were also living there. By 1911 Fanny was a widow living… Read More

Charles Hall – 9 School Terrace Charles was the youngest of the eight children of John William and Eliza Hall. Three of the children died in infancy so Charles, born in 1895, grew up with 2 elder brothers (John T and William) and 2 elder sisters (Jemima and Ellen). His maternal grandmother, Jemima Birkett, also… Read More