Robert And John William Desborough Robert aged 11, the son of James and Ada was living at 6 White Swan Yard, Scotgate in 1911. He had a brother John William 13 and three sisters Selina 7 Edna 5 and Hilda 2. James was an engine fitter and both boys were still at school. The family… Read More


Walter Edward Barnett Walter Barnett was the son of Albert and Eliza Barnett. He was born in July 1899. In 1911 he was living in White Swan Yard a four roomed house in Scotgate with his parents and sister Evelyn aged 12, Alberta and Bertie twins aged nine. Brother Norman aged six and Gladys aged… Read More


Walter Charles Henry Bates – 70 Scotgate In 1911 Walter was an 11 year old schoolboy living (or lodging) with a widow, Mary Ann Saunders at 70 Scotgate.  There were 2 other men both chauffeurs living there.  A possible connection between Mrs Saunders and Walter is that her husband had been a groom and Walter’s… Read More


10 Scotgate, the Star and Garter, Stamford

George Purcell Baxter– 10 Scotgate, the Star and Garter George Baxter, born in 1898, was the son of Charles and Catherine. He had four brothers – Charles, Harry, Alfred and Albert – and two sisters Nellie and Mabel. In 1901 the family were living at 6 Eight Acres; George’s father, Charles, was a plumber and… Read More