8th December 2015 Stanley George Parsons Stanley was born in the Stamford area in early 1900 but was living in Empingham in 1901 so it’s not known exactly when he moved into the town. His mother Elizabeth Emily née Judson was also born in Stamford but his father George, a bricklayer, came from Mansfield. In 1911 they were living at 5 Zebra Cottages and there were 4 children. Stanley was the eldest, a schoolboy of 11, his brother Reginald Jack was 5, his sister Ellen Elizabeth was 3 and another sister was born on the day of the census! She was not yet named but later was given the name Alice Annie. Stanley enlisted in the Grenadier Guards, probably as soon as he was 17, on 9th Jan 1917. At that time his address was 40 Reform Street (just behind Zebra Cottages). He was not sent abroad and in 1919 he was serving with No 4 Company 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards at the Tower of London. In March 1921, he married Sarah Annie Key at St Jude’s Church, Kensington. His address was still 40 Reform Street and his occupation was given as Brick Moulder. They came to live in the Stamford area as he and Sarah had 4 children here between 1921 and 1925. Stanley’s sister, Alice Annie, married F J Brooks in 1931 and died in the Peterborough area in 1981. Reginald Jack died in 1990.