23 Water Street, Stamford

Osborne Fryer Osborne (Osey) was the elder brother of John William. He was born in Stamford in 1894. He joined the Lincolnshire Territorials on 16th April 1912 transferring to the 4th Battalion of the Lincs Regiment in August 1914 as Private 200116. He was mobilised to France on 1st March 1915 and promoted to Corporal… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

William Walter Walker Born 1901 in Stamford, William was the younger brother of Percival Claude living at 11 Lumby’s Terrace with his parents and 13 siblings. He was still at school in 1911. In 1919 the father of both boys, Thomas Henry, submitted details of Percival’s war service to the Mayor of Stamford but did… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Charles Taylor Born in Stamford in the spring of 1895, lived at 3 Lumbys Terrace, next-door to his namesake, who was probably related but no evidence found. His mother Emma and father Charles Edward,¬† a corporation labourer, were both born in Stamford, as were their seven children although one died at birth. Charles was their… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Percival Claude Walker Born Stamford 1899 lived at 11 Lumby’s Terrace, Water Street with his family. He was the sixth child and eldest son of Thomas Henry (tailor maker) and Ann who had 14 children. He was at school in 1911. On Easter Monday 1916 he enlisted in the 9th Northamptonshire Regiment as a Private… Read More


Maltings Yard, Water Street, Stamford

Henry Watson Henry was born in Barnack in February 1895 and lived at 38 Main Street Barnack for the first few years of his life with his father Henry (a groom), mother Elizabeth and six siblings. Henry sadly died just after Harry started at the village school. E lizabeth then brought her family to live… Read More


Maltings Yard, Water Street, Stamford

William Watson William was born in 1898 in Barnack and lived at 38 Main Street, Barnack for the first few years of his life. When father Henry died, William moved with mother Elizabeth and his older brothers to 1a Maltings Yard, Water Street. He went with Harry to St Martins school but he did not… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Charles Taylor Born in Stamford in the summer of 1898, Charles Taylor lived with Charles and Emily Taylor at 1 Lumbys Terrace. In 1901 they were recorded as his father (a farm labourer) and mother, both from the Morton, Bourne area of Lincolnshire. The household also included their daughter Mary born in 1880 and her… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Frank Cecil Thurrell Frank was born in Stamford on 24th July 1900¬† and was the youngest of 8 children of Edward (a foundry worker) and May Elizabeth. In 1911 only Frank, a scholar, and his elder sister Agnes remained at home with their parents in 15 Lumbys Terrace. In 1916 he enlisted as Territorial 71355… Read More


Site of Perkins Buildings in Water Street

James Thomas Tomms James, born in 1895, was one of five children of father James Berry and mother Mary Ann, all born in Coventry, Warwickshire. James Berry had worked for a cycle-manufacturer in Coventry where the family lived at 3 Gosford Terrace. Moving to Stamford he went to work at Kitson’s Empire Lighting company in… 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