William Ward had been a cabinet maker, upholsterer and councillor in Stamford and his brother, Thomas Jeffery Ward was an architect and land surveyor. Thomas and his wife Eliza (née Gutteridge) occupied 8 rooms at 6 Ironmonger Street. Thomas & Eliza had no children of their own but were providing accommodation for William’s grandson, 13… Read More

Harry Hamilton Woods – 10 Ironmonger Street Harry Hamilton Woods was born in Stamford in 1895. His father, Joseph Hamilton Woods, was a Cabinet Maker who started in business at 30 Broad St but moved to these substantial premises early in the 20th Century. The property was built for an upholsterer in the 18th Century… Read More

Louis Ernest Hardingham – 12 Ironmonger Street Louis was the only son of Ernest Radford Hardingham and Agnes Jemima Petch. He was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent on 10th September 1898 but by April 1901 his father was established as a hairdresser and wigmaker at 18 St Mary’s Street, Stamford. Having been awarded a scholarship… Read More