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James Bertie Smith – 6 Hope’s Terrace James Bertie Smith was born in Chapel en le Frith in April 1897. His parents were Robert Owen Acton and Julia Smith (nee Newbon). In 1901 they lived in Eccleshall, Sheffield where Robert was a gardener. In the 1911 census the family were living at 6 Hope Terrace… Read More


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Charles Turner – 12 Hope’s Terrace Charles Turner was the eldest of four children. He was born in Old Newton, Suffolk as was his father, Albert. His mother, Fannie, was born in Stamford and, although the family had moved around, by 1900 they had settled in Stamford and he grew up here. In 1901 they… Read More


Owen Acton Smith – 6 Hope’s Terrace Owen Acton Smith was born in in 1895. In 1901 he was living in Eccleshall, Sheffield. His father Robert was a gardener, born in Wales. By 1911 he was living in 6 Hope Terrace Stamford. Ten people lived in this 4 roomed house. His father was employed as… Read More


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Harry Holmes – 8 Hope’s Terrace Harry Holmes was born in Stamford towards the end of 1898. He was 12yrs old in the 1911 census and was probably still at school. He had 2 younger sisters and 3 younger brothers and together with their parents all 8 of them were living in 3 rooms at… Read More


Harry Bunn – 1 Hope’s Terrace Harry Bunn was born in Lincoln in 1896. His mother died in 1901 leaving seven children aged between 1 and 13 years – Harry was about 5 years old. Although he was listed in Stamford in 1911 as a green grocer’s errand boy, he may only have been visiting.… Read More


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Arthur Baxter – 7 Hope’s Terrace Arthur Baxter is something of a mystery. In 1911, he was 15 years old and living at 7 Hope’s Terrace with his parents, his sister Ethel 13 years and his maternal grandfather. His father was an iron moulder at an oil engineering works and Arthur was an apprentice iron… Read More