Ernest Cecil Parrish – 63 High Street Ernest was born in Stamford in July 1896 and his baptism is recorded in the Stamford Circuit Register in August 1896. His father had previously been in business as a Gents Clothier at 16 High Street but as Ernest grew up the business had moved to 63 High… Read More


Frank Riley – 25 High Street Frank Riley’s father, Frank William Riley, was a butcher. The premises at 25 High Street had been a butcher’s shop for a long time before he took them over – the shop was started by the Lumby family, who built Lumby’s Terrace on Water Street. The property was quite… Read More


Herbert Kirby – Oats & Musson, High Street Oats and Musson was a new department store and in 1911 many employees lived on the premises including Herbert Kirby’s parents who were porter and housekeeper respectively. They were the only married couple and Herbert the only schoolboy. Herbert was born in Stamford in 1898 and grew… Read More


Harold Elson – 64 High Street Harold was the youngest of 4 children of Shadrack Elson and Edith Eleanor nee Bullamore. His father was a confectioner in Street George’s Street but died in 1902 when Harold was only about 7 years old. In 1911, his mother was carrying on business in her own right as… Read More


Willie Ireson Eayrs – 8 High Street Willie was born on 9th February 1898, the son of Joseph Eayrs and Annie Duncombe who married in 1895. When he was 3 years old they were living at Queen Anne’s Cottage, 5 Recreation Road but the family business T & J Eayrs (grocery and coal merchant) at… Read More


John Dowley Deer – 48 High Street John Dowley Deer was the second youngest in a family of 14 children. One child died young but in 1901 the rest of the family were all living at 6 Vine Street. William, his father and the 2 eldest boys were bootmakers. By 1911 William was the proprietor… Read More


Christopher William Blades – 3 Wellington Lane Christopher William was born in 1896 and in 1911 lived at 3 Wellington Lane, a narrow passageway between High Street and Broad Street. He may have lived here all his life but certainly the family were dwelling there by 1900. His father, William Blades, was a chimney sweep… Read More


Thomas Bloodworth – 17a High Street Thomas’ parents were Francis Bloodworth and Eliza nee Handford and he had a considerably older brother and sister. None of Thomas’ family were born in Stamford and he himself was born in Little Casterton however at the time of the 1901 census he and his parents were living at… Read More


Richard Carr – 39 High Street Lee & Son, skin and iron merchants occupied these premises, with part of the building used as a grocery store. In 1900 they also opened a Marine Store here and in 1911 this was managed by Richard Carr’s brother-in-law, Arthur George Ayto. Richard’s father was a blacksmith in Witham-on-the-Hill… Read More


Arthur Ewart Baxter – 46 High Street Arthur Ewart Baxter was born in Stamford in April 1894 to parents Jesse Baxter, a labourer in the Iron Foundry who was born in Thornaugh, and his wife, Salome, a Cornish woman. They lived at 6 Milner’s Row but had moved to 46 High Street by 1911. At… Read More